CMS Data: QIOs Improve Care
According to CMS reports, QIOs have helped lower hospital readmissions by 8 percent over the last five years. In 11 states, the rate of readmissions dropped by over 10 percent.
The 11th SOW
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.