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CMS Awards Qualis Health Five-Year Contracts to Lead Quality Innovation Network for Idaho and Washington
Date:7/21/2014

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

Qualis Health has been awarded five-year contracts by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the states of Idaho and Washington, effective July 18, 2014. Work under the contracts will be driven around aligned efforts to improve healthcare value for patients and families across the region, focusing on these goals:

  •     Promote effective prevention and treatment of chronic disease
  •     Make care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care
  •     Promote effective communication and coordination of care
  •     Make care more affordable

“These resources come at a time when Americans are demanding greater quality and value from the healthcare system,” said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, Qualis Health President and CEO. “With the QIN-QIO contract implementation, communities across our region will benefit as we expand our team to include leading national experts in care transitions, patient and family engagement, and sophisticated data analysis to improve care for the 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in Idaho and Washington.”

Qualis Health brings a sustained record of success in healthcare quality improvement and a strong record of collaboration with healthcare providers, community partners, and patients and families across the region. These collaborative efforts will be leveraged to deliver optimal results for patients and families under the new contracts.

QIN-QIO contracts have been awarded to 14 organizations to work with providers and communities across the country on data-driven quality initiatives. QIN-QIO projects will be based in communities, healthcare facilities and clinical practices, driving quality
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