2015 Policy Forum

Mark your calendars! Our Policy Forum (formerly Washington Week) will take place June 23-24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Click here for additional information on registration and the schedule.

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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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AHQA Webinars

Proposal Preparation – Effectively managing and preparing business proposals - Noah Leiden, CPA, Partner Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Subcontract Management – Issues in identifying, awarding, and managing subcontractors - Noah Leiden, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

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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