The Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) program helps the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implement key elements of the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Quality Strategy and federal health reform efforts.
Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health) currently serves as the QIN-QIO for Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. As part of this effort, we are working with beneficiaries, communities, nursing homes, hospitals and clinicians to advance the five goals set forth by CMS:
Improve nursing home quality focusing on reducing unnecessary resident harm, reducing hospitalizations and increasing a facility’s Five Star Quality Rating.
Increase quality of care transitions through engagement of community coalitions to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and increase medication safety.
Increase chronic disease prevention and self-care for those living with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
Increase patient safety including reducing adverse drug events and healthcare-related infections.
Improve behavioral health and opioid misuse through prevention and access to health services.
Our Track Record of Success: Medicare Quality Improvement Initiatives 2014 – 2019
Superior Health members iMPROve Health (formerly MPRO), MetaStar and Stratis Health organized as Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network work in partnership with patients, providers, and practitioners across organizations and care settings to achieve national quality goals. Lake Superior QIN serves: