By the Numbers: QIN-QIOs Are Improving Identification of Behavioral Health Conditions

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In July 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded six Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) a four-year contract to improve identification of behavioral health conditions among beneficiaries in primary care and care transition settings. Depression and alcohol use disorder are two common and often under-identified behavioral health conditions among the Medicare population that are being targeted. As the end of year one approaches, the following statistics illustrate the national progress and success of the participating QIN-QIOs in recruiting primary care practices and inpatient psychiatric facilities.