2015 Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting - Extending our Reach: Innovation, Efficacy and Collaboration took place September 9 - 11, 2015 in Baltimore. To view PowerPoint presentations from the Annual Meeting, click here.

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CMS Data: QIOs Improve Care

Infographic showing QIO quality improvements leading to cost savings

According to CMS reports, QIOs have prevented more than 95,000 hospitalizations and 27,000 avoidable readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries, saving nearly $912,000,000 nationwide.
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Clinical Discussions

two physicians on a laptop screen with stethescope on keyboardAHQA's Physician Leadership Network has conducted a series of clinical discussion webinars for QIOs, providers and other members of the health care quality improvement community to educate, drive discussion, and prompt sharing of best practices. View recorded presentations and find information about future webinars here.

What's New for the QIOs?

On August 1, 2014, CMS began a new, five-year QIO contract cycle with a number of notable changes to the QIO Program. There are now QIOs solely dedicated to beneficiary and family-centered care or quality improvement technical assistance.
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