QIOs must show and prove: CMS

DerGurahian, Jean
February 2008
Modern Healthcare;2/11/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the contract of quality improvement organizations with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the new contract, quality improvement organizations will be required to conduct 85 percent of their work in certain quality measures with 4,000 hospitals and nursing homes identified by the CMS as needing to improve in those areas. The hospitals were targeted for improvement in their surgical-care measurements, and nursing homes will have to improve pressure ulcer rates and reduce the use of physical restraints.


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