Health Care is Local

Learn about your QIO's work to improve health care.

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QIO Partners

The QIOs are best known for the work they perform on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers the QIO Program. But the work to improve health care quality across the nation involves many partners. Learn more about the QIOs’ relationship with CMS and other organizations and stakeholders.

JAMA Study Highlights QIO Work

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As many as one in five Medicare patients return to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged, costing the Medicare program billions of dollars each year. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights QIO interventions that significantly reduced both hospitalizations and readmissions in many communities.