CMS Data: QIOs Improve Care
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.
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.