As the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for West Virginia, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, we are partnering with health care providers in every setting to achieve the federal government’s three-part aim of better care, smarter spending and healthier people. We are also helping improve quality in nine US states and territories through our End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks. QIN-QIOs and ESRDs are funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Nationally, we are coordinating a quality campaign for home health agencies. We recruited and are supporting more than 5,500 agencies in a project to reduce avoidable acute care hospitalizations. We provide comprehensive educational resources, concise performance feedback, and online forums for sharing of best practices and lessons learned. Our campaign evaluations have shown that improvement was associated with use of the resources we provided.