QIO Success Stories

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Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative: Lake Superior QIN-QIO Supports Six Practice Transformation Networks with Baseline & Follow-Up Assessments


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is a key component of the new CMS Quality Payment Program. TCPI is uniquely designed to help 140,000 clinicians nationwide transform their practices from quantity of services to quality of care. Nationally, the 29 designated Practice... full story

Special Innovation Project: Great Plains QIN-QIO Improves Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates


When CMS’ QIO Program announced a call for Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) in summer 2015, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-... full story

Quality Reporting / Quality Payment Program: Qualis Health QIN-QIO Improves Quality Reporting at Critical Access Hospitals in Idaho, Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Washington


Qualis Health – the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Idaho and Washington – is working to improve quality reporting for clinicians, including those at physician practices and at... full story

Nursing Home Care: Quality Insights QIN-QIO Improves Resident Quality of Life


Over the course of a year, the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes provide services to more than three million Americans. To ensure every nursing home resident receives the highest quality of care, Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) and their partners participate in the ... full story

Medication Safety: Telligen QIN-QIO’s Medication Reconciliation Project Helps Reduce Adverse Drug Events


Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are defined as any harm to a patient resulting from the use of a medication – whether the harms stem from medication errors, overdoses, or adverse drug reactions or interactions. ADEs negatively impact patient health in many ways and potentially cause unnecessary hospitalization or death. Yet despite the serious nature... full story