The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Alliant Health Solutions (AHS) to serve as a Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work (SOW). 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. The QIN-QIO contract tasks AHS to provide services to seven states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Alliant Quality, the quality improvement services group of Alliant Health Solutions will be responsible 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
Alliant Quality helps deliver patient-centered, safer and more effective care in your community. By participating in a local QIN-QIO improvement initiative, you’ll gain access to valuable resources, including evidence-based improvement strategies that are aligned with major health quality initiatives to help prepare you for value-based purchasing. Your engagement and partnership will enable you to share and gain knowledge on critical health care quality and safety issues with your peers while discovering real-world best practices to implement in your own facility or practice. You’ll also help your peers replicate your successes and avoid your challenges. QIO learning and action networks embrace an “all-teach, all-learn” philosophy that recognizes the value of everyone’s perspective.
All health care providers are invited to be a part of QIN-QIO improvement initiatives. Alliant Quality engages health care providers at all levels of performance in rapid-cycle improvement projects for collaborative learning and action that accelerate changes. We need your ideas, experience, knowledge and active participation to implement and spread the change that will transform our country’s health care system.
Are you interested in learning more about how the QIN-QIO can benefit you?
Alliant Quality can be contacted by email at NQIICpartner@allianthealth.org.