These fact sheets provide information about the QIO Program and its alignment with CMS’s Strategic Goals and the Meaningful Measures Framework to provide high-quality, value-based health care to people with Medicare.
Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations
QIN-QIOs help patients and families, providers, and communities make care safer, support active engagement and self-management of chronic conditions, eliminate health disparities, promote best practices for healthy living, deliver improved access to care, and make care affordable.
Improving the Health Status of Communities
QIN-QIOs focus on improving cardiac health, reducing disparities in diabetes care, improving adult immunization rates and improving identification of depression and alcohol use disorder in primary care and care transitions for behavioral health conditions.
Safe Care that is Person- and Family-Centered, Reliable and Accessible
QIN-QIOs are working with communities to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria through antibiotic stewardship, reducing health care-acquired conditions in nursing homes, promoting effective care coordination and communication, and improving medication safety.
Coordinating Better Care & Lowering Costs
QIN-QIOs provide technical assistance to large practices participating in the Quality Payment Program and help hospitals and other facilities understand and participate in CMS quality reporting programs such as the Hospital Inpatient, Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Inpatient Psychiatric Facility and Prospective Payment System-exempt Cancer Hospital reporting programs.