The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently transformed the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program to better facilitate and guide health care quality improvement efforts throughout the country. A part of this transformation included the creation of Quality Improvement Network- Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO) comprised of 3 – 6 states. Because of this reorganization, Delmarva Foundation will no longer function as the QIO for Maryland. CMS awarded the QIN-QIO contract for Maryland to VHQC, the Virginia QIO, effective Aug. 1, 2014.

Also please note: As of August 1, 2014, all Medicare beneficiary quality review case work and appeals will be conducted by KEPRO,

Quality Improvement Resources for Providers

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