Quality Management Organizations

Quality Management Organizations
Renecia Jones
MGT/420
September 3, 2012
Steve Elzey


Quality Management Organizations

National Quality Management Organizations

When choosing a national organization I put some thought into it and determined that healthcare would be a good organization to discuss. Medicare is always a touching subject for a lot of people. The Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program was created by statute in 1982 to improve quality and efficiency of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also undertook its own intensive internal review of the program beginning the fall of 2005. CMS ...

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of key constituencies.

:: Increasing competition for QIO contracts.

:: Enabling QIOs to release information to beneficiaries about QIO findings related to their complaints.

:: Directing QIOs to focus on the local achievement of national quality and efficiency goals, to improve care for beneficiaries with significant medical needs.

:: Directing QIOs to support local initiatives to develop and use information on quality and cost to help beneficiaries, their caregivers, and their health professionals make better choices about their treatment options, and self-care.

Program's effectiveness

:: Gaps in healthcare quality are more widely recognized by policymakers, consumers, and provider organizations. The landmark IOM publication "To Err is Human," that documented safety issues in hospital care, stimulated such recognition.

:: The need for more fundamental changes in health care processes and systems to deliver consistent high-quality care is also recognized, again ...

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