FROM: Theodore O. Will, FACHE /s/ Chief Executive Officer
DATE: May 1, 2012
RE: RELEASE OF NEW QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION (QIO) MANUAL CHAPTER 5, “QUALITY OF CARE REVIEW” BY THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)
IPRO CONTACT: Andrea Goldstein, Vice President/Federal Health Care Assessment, 516-209-5364
As you may be aware, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains an online manual system that offers day to day operating instructions, policies and procedures based on statutes and regulations, guidelines, models and directives. The CMS Online Manual System is used by CMS personnel, CMS partners, State Survey Agencies and contractors (such as IPRO) to administer CMS programs. The current version of the Improvement Organization (QIO) Manual (Publication 100-10) may be located online at http://cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/Internet-Only-Manuals-IOMs-Items/CMS019035.html.
The purpose of this Memorandum is to make you aware that an updated version of the QIO Manual Chapter 5, “Quality of Care Review” has been placed on CMS’ webpage under Transmittal R17QIO at the following link http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R17QIO.pdf. The revised manual instructions are effective May 7, 2012.
Should you have any questions in regard to this Memorandum, please feel free to contact Andrea Goldstein at (516) 209-5364.