Our Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Division focuses efforts in Tennessee on Medicare publicly reported quality measures, provider collaboratives and national initiatives as implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. We assist providers in measuring and reporting quality, producing and using electronic clinical information, redesigning care processes, and transforming organizational culture to accelerate quality improvement and broaden its impact.
We convene providers, practitioners and patients to build and share knowledge, spread best practices, and achieve rapid, wide-scale improvements in patient care, increases in population health, and decreases in health care costs for all Americans.
What We Do
We bring communities together for learning and action to achieve national health quality goals.
We support providers and practitioners with evidence-based clinical interventions and objective expertise.
We protect beneficiaries and improve the value of health care by addressing quality complaints and reviewing discharge appeals.
Backed by strong corporate support services departments, the QIO staff offers:
During the three-year contract with CMS that began on August 1, 2011, we will collaborate through Learning and Action Networks and focus on the following aims:
Beneficiary and Family Centered Care
Improving Individual Patient Care
- Reduction of Healthcare Acquired Conditions
- Reduction of Adverse Drug Events
- Quality Reporting and Improvement
Integrating Care for Populations and Communities
Improving Prevention and Early Diagnosis
QIO Liaison Contact Forms
Medicare provider participants must keep contact information current with their designated QIO. If you provide Medicare services, help us ensure accurate information by submitting your contacts using the following forms: