A recent environmental scan of patient and family engagement best practices showed that using beneficiaries as advisors in QIN-QIOs’ decision-making processes led to better health care outcomes. 
Leaders from the CMS Person & Family Engagement (PFE) Affinity Group discuss recent steps to better integrate a person-centered approach across the agency and what’s next for the CMS PFE Strategy. 
A recent environmental scan of patient and family engagement best practices showed that using beneficiaries as advisors in QIN-QIOs’ decision-making processes led to better health care outcomes. 
The second day of the 2018 CMS Quality Conference focused on the need for a more patient-focused health care system that gives clinicians and patient and family advocates the tools, time and resources they need to improve care outcomes. 
Taking a more active role in one’s health care, or in the care of a family member, can improve short and long-term health outcomes. A new program from the QIO Program’s Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) is helping patients and caregivers do just that. 
When patients face health care challenges, such as ineffective hospital discharge plans, they can turn to Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) for help. Here’s one patient’s story. 
When patients face health care challenges, such as ineffective hospital discharge plans, they can turn to Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) for help. Here’s one patient’s story. 
To address a perceived gap in the process of developing health care quality improvement resources, the New England QIN-QIO turned to its multi-state patient and family advisory council for help. 
The QIO Program’s Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center shares five tips for engaging patients and families in health care quality improvement initiatives. 
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released its National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which provides a detailed evaluation of the country’s health care quality and access. Find out which aspects of health care have improved and where there is still work to be done. 
Recognizing a gap in the process of developing health care quality improvement resources, the New England QIN-QIO turned to its multi-state patient and family advisory council for help. 
There is more to Medicare than just hospital stays and sick visits to a physician. Find out what other benefits and rights Medicare beneficiaries have.