CMS selects Quality Improvement Organization to support quality improvement at Indian Health Service hospitals

(Source – CMS.gov)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a new contract to help support best health care practices and other operational improvements for Indian Health Service (IHS) federal government operated hospitals that participate in the Medicare program. HealthInsight, a current Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), will partner with IHS hospitals to continuously improve the quality of care for the Medicare patients they serve. These efforts will also benefit other patients receiving care at the same facilities. This award is part of a larger IHS quality initiative supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Executive Council on Quality Care led by HHS Acting Deputy Secretary Mary K. Wakefield. With this collaborative strategy, IHS and CMS are working together to achieve and sustain improvements in quality of care. Continue reading…

 

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