Online Series Examines QIO Efforts

New York Times Journalist/Blogger Judith Graham has written a two-part online series examining efforts by QIOs to protect Medicare beneficiaries. The series focuses on premature hospital discharges, as well as “immediate advocacy” support services in which QIOs help patients solve problems that fall short of requiring medical record reviews. It includes interviews with QIO leaders in Iowa, Illinois, Georgia and New York.
To access the articles, “A Check on Premature Hospital Discharges,” published August 20, 2013 and “Faster Assistance for Medicare Patients,” published August 23, 2013, visit http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com.