The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Comagine Health to serve as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) 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.
“We are committed to working with our partners to improve health and create a better health care system so that people and communities will flourish,” said Marc Bennett, Comagine Health’s president and chief executive officer. “CMS is a long-standing partner and we’re excited to continue our relationship with them and carry out our shared vision of improving health care quality across our six-state region, which includes Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Washington.”
Comagine Health will be responsible for improving quality in 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 about partnering with Comagine Health, please visit https://comagine.org/partnership.
For more information on the QIN-QIOs, please visit www.cms.gov.
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About Comagine Health
Comagine Health, formerly Qualis Health and HealthInsight, works collaboratively with patients, providers, payers and other stakeholders to reimagine, redesign and implement sustainable improvements in the health care system. As a trusted, neutral party, we work in our communities to address key, complex health and health care delivery problems. In all our engagements and initiatives, we draw upon our expertise in quality improvement, care management, health information technology, analytics and research. We invite our partners and communities to work with us to improve health and redesign the health care delivery system. For more information, please visit comagine.org.