Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

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Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. In 2014 Quality Health Associates of North Dakota aligned with organizations in these states and was awarded a QIN-QIO contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 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 QIN region.

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) QIN-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.