Senior Independence

This issue of QIO News is focused on “Senior Independence,” including how the QIO Program is helping older adults age in place and the importance of safe and effective coordination of care for beneficiaries. 

CMS’ Acting Chief Innovation Officer for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation discusses the agency’s home health initiatives. Also: an update on CMS’ Home Health Compare.
The U.S. population is getting older and increasingly interested in “aging in place.” Learn how a Maryland program is helping low-income seniors live healthier lives at home. 
A New Jersey pharmacist reveals how a home visit helped a patient who was recently released from the hospital avoid a serious adverse drug event and learn how to better manage her own care.  
In recognition of Independence Day, the New England Quality Innovation Network shares tips and resources on how to encourage and support senior independence and quality care coordination.
Join us for the next free National Learning & Action Network virtual training focused on “Driving Safer Care” on Tuesday, August 2. 
Did You Know?
Medicare beneficiaries have special rights designed to protect them during the care process and ensure they receive the services available to them by law. Learn how Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) help address beneficiary concerns, appeals and quality of care reviews, and explore other available resources here.