QIO 8th SOW (2005-2008)
Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) perfomed the 8th Statement of Work (SOW) between 2005 and 2008.
The 8th SOW focused on quality improvement for nursing homes, home health agencies, hospitals, and physician practices through organizational “transformations” intended to produce more rapid, measurable improvements in care. The QIOs worked intensively with subsets of individual providers to help them redesign care processes and make internal systemic changes, such as the adoption and implementation of health information and communication technologies. The 8th SOW contract also included case review and other beneficiary protection activities as well as the Hospital Payment Monitoring Program (HPMP).
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