THE IPRO QIN-QIO
The IPRO Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is a newly-formed collaboration of three organizations with decades of experience serving as Medicare QIOs. The collaboration is led by IPRO, and joined by two other established and respected Medicare QIOs: Healthcentric Advisors and Qlarant.
The Medicare QIO program is a national health care quality improvement program, led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and implemented across the United States and its territories. The program is the engine driving innovative collaborations that result in high-quality, affordable and person-centered care for America’s Medicare beneficiaries.
CMS has awarded the IPRO QIN-QIO a five-year contract to serve as the Medicare QIN-QIO in 11 states and the District of Columbia. While IPRO, Healthcentric Advisors and Qlarant will work together under the IPRO QIN-QIO umbrella, each will work directly with providers, patients, and key stakeholders in specific states:
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As one of 12 regional QIN-QIOs in the nation, we bring communities together in data-driven initiatives at the local, state and regional levels to achieve national health quality goals. Working with us will give your organization access to opportunities to hear about and share best practices with other healthcare providers, receive support in applying cutting-edge digital health solutions and streamlined analytics, learn about ways to engage Medicare beneficiaries and their families, and integrate proven strategies for sustaining positive change.
Our experienced team of quality improvement professionals includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, administrators, subject matter experts, beneficiaries and quality improvement and change experts.
We provide healthcare organizations with technical support and assistance, at no cost, to help your staff build and sustain highly-functioning care teams that will implement evidence-based processes to ensure the consistent delivery of individualized patient/resident-centered care. We convene subject-matter experts, stakeholders, providers and care teams to explore practices that will positively impact your staff and the patients and residents in the community you serve.
Our activities focus on topic areas that include: improving behavioral health outcomes, optimizing opioid prescribing, infection prevention, reducing adverse drug events, improving cross-setting transitions of care, and improving patient/resident satisfaction and quality scores.
IPRO QIN-QIO Organizations
Leading the IPRO QIN-QIO, IPRO is a non-profit organization that works with government agencies, providers and patients to implement innovative programs that bring policy ideas to life. For more than 35 years we’ve made creative use of clinical expertise, emerging technology and data solutions to make the healthcare system work better. IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private-sector clients, in more than 34 states and the District of Columbia. IPRO is headquartered in Lake Success, NY and also has offices in Albany, NY; Hamden, CT; Morrisville, NC; Hamilton, NJ; Beachwood, OH; and San Francisco, CA. Learn more at ipro.org.
Healthcentric Advisors is a not-for-profit national health care quality improvement authority with over 25 years of experience making communities healthier. We empower nursing centers and health care professionals in New England with data analysis, education, and technical assistance. Our experts develop and provide education, tools, and resources to measure and improve the quality, safety, and value of person-centered health care. Learn more at HealthcentricAdvisors.org.
Qlarant is a not-for-profit, nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste, and abuse and improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The company uses subject matter experts and innovative data science and technology to help organizations see risks, solve problems, and seize opportunities. Solutions are customized for state and federal agencies as well as commercial industries across the nation. The Qlarant Foundation— the mission arm of the organization—provides grants to services provided in underserved communities. Qlarant employs nearly 500 people and has a 45-year record of accomplishment improving the performance of some of the nation’s most important programs. Qlarant is a licensed AgileCxO Transformation Partner. Learn more at qlarant.com