CMS Announces Quality Award

On November, 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Great Plains Quality Innovation Network to serve as a Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work. 

QIN-QIOs serving under the 12th Statement of Work will provide targeted assistance to nursing homes and communities in small and rural areas, those serving the most vulnerable populations and those in need of customized quality improvement. Through this body of work, CMS is focusing on results, protecting taxpayer dollars, and most importantly, ensuring the safety and quality of care delivered to every beneficiary.

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Under the Task Order 1 contract, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network will serve providers in North Dakota and South Dakota. Additional CMS awards are anticipated in future months and content experts at Great Plains QIN continue to prepare for opportunities to impact positive health outcomes in the Dakotas and beyond.

 Great Plains QIN will be responsible for improving quality in nursing homes, as well as small and rural communities and those serving vulnerable populations by:
Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes – Including Opioid Misuse Increasing Patient Safety Increasing Chronic Disease Self-Management Increasing the Quality of Care Transitions Improving Nursing Home Quality For additional information or questions, please contact Keri McDermott, Communications Director for Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. For more information on the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization program, visit our Web site or the national CMS QIO Program site.