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CMS Selects Quality Improvement Organizations to Support Quality Improvement at Indian Health Service Hospitals (10-4-16)

In October 2016, CMS awarded a contract to a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization to support best health care practices and other operational improvements for Indian Health Service federal government operated hospitals participating in the Medicare program. A related press release is available below in the "Related Links" section of the site.

CMS Awards $347 Million to Continue Progress Toward a Safer Health Care System

In September 2016, CMS contracted with 16 national, regional and state hospital associations and health system organizations to serve as Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks. The awards integrated the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Networks into the Quality Improvement Organization Program. A related fact sheet is available below in the "Related Links" section of the site.

CMS Launches Next Phase of New Quality Improvement (7-18-14)

In July 2014, CMS announced the awarding of contracts to 14 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations. A related press release is available below in the "Related Links" section of the site.

CMS Launches Improved Quality Improvement Program (5-9-14)

In May 2014, CMS announced the agency’s first step in restructuring the Quality Improvement Organization Program to improve patient care and health outcomes, and to save taxpayer resources. The first phase involved the awarding of contracts to two Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations to support the Program’s case review and monitoring activities. A related press release is available below in the “Related Links” section of the site.