About the Quality Improvement Organization Program

The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program serves people with Medicare, health care providers and communities. All initiatives are designed to improve health care quality, access, value and equity for people with Medicare. 

QIO Program initiatives include:

  • Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs)
  • Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors (HQICs)
  • The American Indian Alaska Native Healthcare Quality Initiative (AIANHQI)
  • The Opioid Prescriber Safety and Support initiative (OPSS)
  • Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs)

Our Priorities

Health care quality is our overarching goal. Our data-driven initiatives bring stakeholders together at the local, community and tribal levels to:

  • Reduce opioid utilization and misuse 
  • Reduce health disparities
  • Improve chronic disease management
  • Improve care coordination and the quality of care transitions
  • Increase immunizations against influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 
  • Increase patient safety
  • Improve COVID-19 and increase access to infection prevention and control training
  • Improve public health emergency readiness and response