QIOs

Report: QIOs are reducing ulcers

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Nursing homes that have partnered with Quality Improvement Organizations over the last three years have delivered drastically reduced pressure ulcer rates and restraint use, according to new government figures.

Nursing homes achieved 40% pressure ulcer reduction by working with Medicare quality organizations, new data shows

Nursing homes achieved 40% pressure ulcer reduction by working with Medicare quality organizations, new data shows

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Nursing homes dramatically reduced pressure ulcer rates and restraint use in the last three years by participating in Medicare Quality Improvement Organization initiatives, according to new government data circulated Thursday.

Profile: Boldly improving quality

Profile: Boldly improving quality

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As a child, Adrienne Mims, M.D., MPH, thought about being a lawyer. But when her beloved grandmother died of cervical cancer when she was in high school, she redirected her attention to a career in healthcare.

Proposed federal rule would grant nursing home residents, therapy patients more power to complain about 'poor' care

Proposed federal rule would grant nursing home residents, therapy patients more power to complain about 'poor' care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a new rule that would require an expanded class of providers and suppliers of Medicare services to alert beneficiaries to the existence of quality improvement organizations (QIOs). Previously, only hospitals and select others had been obligated to do so.