In honor of American Diabetes Month and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, this issue of QIO News looks at innovative approaches to disease self-management, education, and improving caregiver and community supports. We also highlight two recent CMS contract awards involving QIN-QIOs and feature a preview of the upcoming 2016 CMS Quality Conference.
The projects will focus on two areas, addressing issues of quality occurring within the QIN-QIOs’ local service area and expanding the scope and national impact of quality improvement interventions that have proven success in limited areas or scope.
The QIO Program website has tip sheets, tools, and resources on diabetes management for providers and consumers. In addition, the Everyone with Diabetes Counts page includes diabetes self-management best practices and success stories.