As the QIO Program 11th Scope of Work comes to an end, CMS leaders are celebrating five years of health care quality improvement. In this special issue of QIO News, Quality Improvement and Innovation Group Director Dennis Wagner and Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement Dr. Paul McGann reflect on the progress made so far — and the evolution they see ahead. 
The New England QIN-QIO is spearheading an initiative to provide behavioral health training at nursing homes in Rhode Island to treat a changing demographic. 
Care providers and lawmakers alike are joining the push for better, broader access to mental health treatment for people with Medicare and others in the senior community. 
The New England QIN-QIO is spearheading an initiative to provide behavioral health training at nursing homes in Rhode Island to treat a changing demographic. 
The second day of the 2019 CMS Quality Conference included speakers from CMS and partner organizations discussing the importance of meaningful measurement and improving health outcomes for priority populations. 
The QIO Program is holding a Public Sharing Call on Wednesday, January 16 on ways clinicians and providers can improve the quality of care. Learn more. 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ QIO Program recently awarded 11 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations funding for 14 Special Innovation Projects. Read about them here. 
CMS’ Patient and Family Engagement Adviser talks about operationalizing CMS’ Person and Family Engagement (PFE) Strategy and how she came to be a patient advocate. 
CMS' Subject Matter Expert for Quality Reporting provides an update on the Quality Payment Program, how clinicians are being helped to succeed under the program, and related resources. 
A recent PBS NewsHour episode explored how QIN-QIO Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is working to reduce costly, and often unnecessary, trips to emergency care facilities in rural settings. Watch it now. 
Two projects led by Qualis Health — the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Idaho and Washington — were recognized at the 8th Annual DecisionHealth Platinum Awards, a national program that highlights the best in care management and care coordination. 
CMS’s new care coordination subject matter expert shares QIO Program priorities, initiatives and tips for improving care coordination and reducing unnecessary hospital readmissions.