Qsource Selected as a Recipient of QIN-QIO Task Order 1 Award under the 12th Statement of Work
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.
QIN-QIOs serving under the 12th Statement of Work will provide targeted assistance to nursing homes and communities in small and rural practices, those serving the most vulnerable populations, and those in need of customized quality improvement. Through this body of work, CMS is focusing on results, protecting taxpayer dollars, and most importantly, ensuring the safety and quality of care delivered to every beneficiary.
Qsource brings healthcare providers, stakeholders and public agencies together to learn from each other, share data to drive improvement, and implement strategies and interventions to help patients be more active participants in their healthcare.
For more than 45 years, Qsource has served as a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). “We’re proud of the many improved outcomes we’ve achieved over the past five years,” said Qsource CEO, Dawn FitzGerald. “We look forward to embarking on the next contract with the same sense of compassion, partnership and support for patients and providers. Together, we continue to make a difference in the health of our communities,” she said.
Qsource will be responsible improving quality in poor-performing nursing homes, as well as small and rural communities and those serving vulnerable populations by:
- Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes – Including Opioid Misuse
- Increasing Patient Safety
- Increasing Chronic Disease Self-Management
- Increasing the Quality of Care Transitions
- Improving Nursing Home Quality
For more information on the Quality Innovation Networks – Quality Improvement Organizations, please visit: https://www.qsource.org/services/quality-improvement/
About Qsource: Qsource is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) healthcare quality improvement and information technology consultancy headquartered in Tennessee since 1973. Qsource provides a wide range of programs and services to assist states, organizations, patients, and providers in improving community health, improving healthcare quality and delivery, and achieving improved patient outcomes and costs savings. Qsource currently provides its services throughout a twelve-state region that includes: Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Florida, Ohio, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska.