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Opioid Interventions in Nursing Homes and Community Coalitions

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic continues to rage, fueled in part by the mental health challenges that have accompanied COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported an average increase in opioid overdose deaths of 30% during 2020 as compared to the previous year. During this period, IPRO, the Quality Innovation Network-…
March 2022
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Three Steps for Seniors to be Prepared for Emergencies

The states and territories served by the TMF Quality Innovation Network are often affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters. Informational webinars were held during the summer months of 2021 to give timely, life-saving information to Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and the general public in English and Spanish. These webinars served as an opportunity for participants to hear from one…
March 2022
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The Value of the Lived Experience of Front Line Caregivers, Patients and Families in Reducing Hospital-Associated Harm

After years of steady improvement in hospital-acquired conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic brought hospitalization surges, staffing shortages, and family visitation limits that worsened patient outcomes. Convergence, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC), set out to better understand what contributed to the rise in hospital-associated…
December 2021
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Telligen Leverages Publicly Available Data for Community Rankings Report

The Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is a network of quality improvement initiatives that place health care providers and consumers at the center to make health care safer, more accessible and more cost-effective through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Telligen provides assistance to nursing homes, hospitals, clinicians,…
May 2021
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Superior Health Quality Alliance Online Forum Gives Clinicians a Place to Connect

What if there was a place for Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) participants from across the care continuum to gather? A place to share ideas, to network, to learn from and engage with one another? A place for the QIN-QIO to meet participants on their terms to share resources and spark conversations? In short, a place to connect. An Online Community of…
May 2021
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HSAG HQIC Readmission Technical Assistance

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC), is dedicated to a data-driven process to strategically target readmission areas that have the greatest opportunity for improvement. Leveraging the HSAG HQIC Quality Improvement Innovation Portal (QIIP) performance dashboard (Figure 1), hospitals can see…
April 2021
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