Join the Direct Contracting Model Options Payment Part 1 Webinar! The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will host a webinar on January 15, 2020 to provide an overview of the Direct Contracting model’s payment methodology. During the session, the Direct Contracting model team will present on key aspects of the Direct Contracting financial
As a result of CMS’s most recent QIN-QIO contract opportunity, Qsource is pleased to announce that we have again been selected as the QIN-QIO for the state of Indiana for the next five-year scope of work, beginning November 2019.
Qsource Community Partnerships (QCP), a grant-funding program established by Qsource in 2018, supports programs that pursue improvement in health outcomes. Today, Qsource announced its grant awardees for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). This QCP grant cycle will support 19 health improvement projects conducted in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee.
INDIANAPOLIS: On November, 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Qsource to serve as a Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in Indiana under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work.
In Clinton County, Ind. the average rate of non-fatal emergency department visits due to opioid overdoses is two times higher than the state rate at 78.93 per 100,000. The county was ranked 3rd in the state with significantly higher non-fatal emergency department visits due to overdose. The Medicare population has among the highest and fastest-growing rates of diagnosed opioid use disorder, currently at more than six of every 1,000 patients.
We were asked to promote a national cultural competency certification initiative for healthcare providers to complete a series of online modules and receive Continuing Medical Education credits free-of-charge.
Given the heightened awareness of pain management and the opioid epidemic, Qsource needed to create awareness that treatment of a sickle cell disease (SCD) pain crisis is a time-sensitive condition. Also, busy Emergency Department (ED) healthcare providers needed encouragement to use the current National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines and have systematic processes in place to treat SCD most effectively.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Qsource as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor. This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years.