AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

TH10 - How Quality Improvement Organizations Can Support Improving Clinical Quality and Meet Federal Requirements

Mar 7, 2019 1:30pm ‐ Mar 7, 2019 5:00pm


This session will present three case studies while also allowing time for participants to meet with representatives of Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) to understand how a QIN-QIO can support them. Case Study 1: A small provider practice in Georgia providing PALTC worked with Alliant Quality to improve reporting for the Quality Payment Program and ultimately receive better funding. Case Study 2: The QIN-QIO that covers Maryland and Virginia has worked with Maryland nursing homes with high rates of antipsychotic use to reduce that use by 15% by 2019. The discussion will highlight practitioner engagement in the state coalitions and the support provided by the QIO. Case Study 3: IPRO works with nursing homes in New York to use data from the Minimum Data Set to improve outcomes related to topics such as staff stability and reducing pressure ulcers and falls. This discussion will highlight how nursing homes have utilized IPRO’s self-calculating composite calculator to drive significant improvements in participating nursing homes’ composite scores, with over 65% of them exceeding composite score targets set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the purpose of QIN-QIOs.
  • Identify the name of the QIN-QIO that would support you or your PALTC facilities.
  • Dicuss how QIN-QIOs support PALTC facility finances.
  • Identify at least one clinical issue that a QIN-QIO could support you or your PALTC facilities with.


You must be logged in and own this session in order to post comments.