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Introducing the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Quality Health Associates of North Dakota recently aligned with organizations in the states of South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas to form the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN). The Great Plains QIN was awarded the CMS contract to serve as the QIN-QIO for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota through July 2019. The focus of the QIN-QIO activity is quality improvement and technical assistance.

Each of the four Great Plains QIN state partners share a commitment to improving quality of care and working to ensure that all patients receive the right care, at the right time, every time. Working together within a four-state network, each organization will continue their focus on improving care in conjunction with state partners, while pooling resources and common elements into an organization that can best serve the needs of healthcare providers and Medicare beneficiaries across the Great Plains region.

About Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) QIO Program is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Quality Strategy and is one of the largest federal programs dedicated to improving health quality at the community level. This network of experts in quality improvement works in partnership with patients and families, providers, communities and healthcare stakeholders in every setting in which care is delivered. QIN-QIOs assist patients and families, providers and communities to make care safer, support active engagement and self-management of chronic conditions, eliminate health disparities, promote best practices for healthy living, deliver improved access to care and make care affordable.