Quality Improvement Organizations

A New Way to Bring Down Health Costs?

Posted on 01/23/2013 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin TodayBy Ankita Rao of Kaiser Health News A pilot program introduced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to boost quality of care for older Americans by developing community-wide approaches to health problems could play a key role in bringing down costs, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Quality Improvement Organizations, or QIOs, are private groups in each state and U.S. territory that contract with the government for three years to …