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Health Quality Innovators Selected as a Recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 Award under the 12th Statement of Work

November 15, 2019

On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Health Quality Innovators (HQI) to serve as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work.

QIN-QIOs serving under the 12th Statement of Work will provide targeted assistance to nursing homes, communities, small and rural practices, those serving the most vulnerable populations, and those in need of customized quality improvement. Through this body of work, CMS is focusing on results, protecting taxpayer dollars, and most importantly, ensuring the safety and quality of care delivered to every beneficiary.

Operating as the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN), HQI and its local improvement partners will lead quality improvement efforts in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina and Virginia.

“By participating with HQIN, physician practices can produce better results on quality measures while creating additional revenue streams,” said Donald A. Glozer, MHA, FACHE, HQI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Nursing homes can raise their Total Quality Score and elevate their star rating and communities can develop local solutions that make care safer, more accessible and less costly.”

HQIN will be responsible for improving quality in nursing homes with significant challenges, as well as small and rural communities and those serving vulnerable populations by:

  • Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes – Including Opioid Misuse
  • Increasing Patient Safety
  • Increasing Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Increasing the Quality of Care Transitions
  • Improving Nursing Home Quality

HQIN can be contacted by visiting http://www.hqin.org.

For more information on the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations, please visit: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityImprovementOrgs/index.html.

About HQI

HQI’s 35-plus years of experience as a CMS quality contractor in Virginia has led to an expanded role that will benefit Medicare beneficiaries in other states. Since 1984, HQI has been offering expertise in quality improvement, practice transformation, provider payment programs and electronic health record optimization. Increased clinical performance, patient outcomes and cost savings are among the results. In addition to its role as a QIO and a Practice Transformation Network (PTN), HQI is a partner in two national Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs).

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