QIO News

The 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Conference brought together over 2,400 stakeholders from across CMS, the Department of Health and Human Services, CMS Quality Networks, health care providers and beneficiary advocates to discuss how to better promote collaboration and innovation to improve health outcomes. This issue of QIO News provides a recap of the two-and-a-half day event and highlights some of the key presentations, awards and takeaways.

QIOs in Action

Obtaining prescriptions immediately following a hospital stay can be difficult due to patients’ delicate health conditions. For people from rural areas, getting necessary medications may be particularly challenging due to the lack of easy access to pharmacies. These barriers to access may prevent some patients from getting the medications they need to improve their health and well-being.