MSPH, medical director at Telligen (which recently acquired a substantial portion of CFMC's business), is helping lead the center, which supports QIOs
in achieving their goals in improving care transitions and reducing avoidable readmissions for Medicare beneficiaries.
But the new legislation calls for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to eliminate the state-operated QIOs
and have a national QIO
or regional ones, Hanley said.
One of the key tools QIOs
use to improve quality of care is responding to complaints from Medicare beneficiaries regarding the care they receive from Medicare-participating providers and suppliers.
I reported the lawyer, the QIO
, and its executives to the OIG and to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.
The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), the QIO
for the state of Arkansas, aimed to develop a project capable of identifying and solving inpatient process problems.
The question of the value of QIO
work in this setting is particularly important because this was a new project for the QIO
program, and a priority area for CMS.
Accordingly, we interviewed hospital quality management directors to assess their views of the impact of the QIO
on quality of care for patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
Nursing homes working closely with their QIO
improved by 33 percent on average.
These include aloe vera, beta-carotene and co-enzyme QIO
, as well as high levels of the antioxidants lycopene and vitamin C.
2000-37 applies to QEAAs when an EAT acquires QIO
on or after Sept.
During Readmission Penalties in 2013: A Cross-Continuum Approach To Lessen the Financial Impact, a November 14th, 2012 webinar, now available for replay, Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, president of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, co-founder of the STAAR (State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and senior physician consultant to the National Coordinating Center for the CMS QIO
Care Transitions Theme, shares cross-continuum strategies and tactics to reduce readmissions and lessen the financial impact of the Readmission Penalty program.
AQIN is a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO
), part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' QIO