What We Do

Medicaid Case Review

Quality Health Associates provides review of North Dakota Medicaid utilization as well as preauthorization review.

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, and the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care recently aligned to form the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO).

Contact Us

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota
41 36th Ave NW
Minot, ND 58703
phone 701.989.6220
fax 701.857.9755


Quality Health Associates, through an arrangement with the North Dakota Hospital Association, provides local leadership for the Health Research and Education Trust Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HRET HIIN). Thirty-one North Dakota Hospitals joined Innovate-ND | HRET HIIN to continue efforts to reduce all-cause inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent.

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

CPC+ is a national advanced primary care medical home model that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally-based, multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. The goal of the initiative is to place the patient and caregiver at the center of care to achieve improved care, improved patient satisfaction and reduced cost. QHA works with 27 clinics in North Dakota to build a foundation for team-based care and assist them in the use of enhanced payment structures for continuous improvement driven by data and optimal use of HIT.

Current Contracts

Learn more about the other work we do.

North Dakota Healthcare Partners Events Calendar (NDHPEC)

The North Dakota Healthcare Partners Events Calendar (NDHPEC) is a simple and streamlined format designed to connect individuals in the healthcare and community service fields to events and educational opportunities from across the state. Our partners are committed to offering high quality on-site and virtual education, and this “one-stop shop” format allows us the opportunity to effectively coordinate events and enhance their visibility.

Upcoming Events

Effective Communication Strategies (Bismarck)
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Effective Communication Strategies is a program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association® that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:
• Explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.
• Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person.
• Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease

This class is open to the public. No CEUs are available for this class.

St Gabriel’s Community
4580 Coleman St
Bismarck, ND 58503

Registration is required. Phone St Gabriel’s Community to register 701-751-4224

Lunch will be provided by St Gabriel’s to all registered attendees.

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Webinar – Getting Started
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register for our Webinar to learn more about Great Plains Quality Care Coalition (GPQCC). Our team of quality improvement experts will outline the format and structure for the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition. Benefits and expectations of participation will be shared. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Senior Director, Leslie Pelton. Attendees will also learn more about the Age Friendly Health System – 4Ms framework, a model of care the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition will use as a driver in meeting the CMS national AIMS:

Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes focusing on Decreased Opioid Misuse
Increase Patient Safety
Increase Chronic Disease Self-Management {cardiac and vascular health, diabetes and chronic kidney disease}
Increase Quality of Care Transitions
Improve Nursing Home Quality

Register Here: https://greatplainsqin.org/blog/event/great-plains-quality-care-coalition-webinar-getting-started/?instance_id=1643



Provider Recruitment Event – Rural Recruitment Reimagined
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What if the aspects of our most vulnerable populations, in our most remote areas, were able to drive successful recruitment, rather than create barriers? How does the millennial generation of healthcare providers exhibit the characteristics that promotes workforce growth and stability?

This exciting workshop will challenge you to rethink your approach to workforce recruitment and retention. • Benjamin Anderson, former CEO of a Critical Access Hospital in western Kansas, will share his story on how he has successfully recruited more than 15 mission-minded family practice physicians to a diverse and underserved region in a short period of time. He will describe the development of the mission-minded recruitment and retention model, while highlighting the innovative approaches required to achieve and sustain a healthy medical staff.

• A panel of family practice faculty and residents will discuss what they are looking for in practice opportunities and share feedback about the mission-minded recruitment model.

• Additional presentations and discussions will include the importance of organizational culture, aligning the motivations of medical providers with the values of an organization, and community readiness and collaboration.

Thursday, April 16, 2020 • 9 am to 3 pm Boniface Auditorium- St. Alexius Health Bismarck 310 North 10th St., Bismarck, ND 58501
REGISTER TODAY: www.eventbrite.com/e/rural-recruitment-reimagined-workshop-registration-89653081781

$75 early bird rate runs through March 31 2020. $100 April 1 to 13.
Co-hosted by the North Dakota Rural Health Association, the Area Health Education Center, and the North Dakota Center for Rural Health. 701-777-3300 • stacy.kusler@und.edu • brittany@ndahec.org

NDHIN Overview and Clinical Portal User Training
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The North Dakota Health Information Network (NDHIN) is offering ongoing training to all NDHIN users throughout North Dakota to build increased understanding of and participation in North Dakota’s only health information exchange (HIE).

Healthcare, public health, and community support service professionals from across North Dakota are invited to attend to gain a basic understanding of how information flows between healthcare organizations participating in an HIE and how this exchange benefits providers and patients. Participants will also learn about NDHIN’s services, features and functionality.

This is a recurring, monthly webinar offering the same content each month, with updates as new services are added.


Upon completion of this session participants will:

Demonstrate a basic understanding of a health information exchange, how information flows between organizations and benefits to providers and patients
Understand the services provided by NDHIN
Understand their assigned user level and the access rights for their role
Understand the basics of ND patient privacy regulations and consent options implemented in NDHIN
Demonstrate a basic understanding of NDHIN features and functionality

Continuing Education

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 contact hours for nurses by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Center for Rural Health North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Board Boot Camp
Apr 17 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Save the Date!

More details coming soon.

Questions – contact Angie Lockwood (701) 777-5381 or angela.lockwood@und.edu

Palliative Care Meeting
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The North Dakota Rural Community-Based Palliative Care project is a multi-state (North Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Washington), multi-faceted project to increase access to palliative care services in rural communities to improve quality of life and quality of care for those with advanced illness and complex care needs.  The eight participating communities will share their challenges, successes, and progress in their communities.  There will also be presentations on billable palliative care services and palliative care in ND.