Monday, November 3, 2014
New Indiana QIO Ramps-Up Work
The Atom Alliance, which is an umbrella organization that encompasses the new Indiana QIO, QSource, is ramping up it’s activities in Indiana. They have provided a fact sheet concerning the Atom Alliance as well as a fact sheet concerning their work on reducing Health Care Acquired Conditions in Nursing Homes. CMS has issued a letter concerning the next QIO scope of work and the focus on the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative that has already begun in Indiana. The effort is aimed at bringing together nursing homes to “instill quality and performance improvement practices”. QSource will be asking nursing homes from all across the state to participate in the NNHQCC and specifically ask for the facility to sign a Participation Agreement. The goal is to recruit 75% of all nursing homes in Indiana to participate with an oversampling of 1-Star facilities. The focus of the NHCQCC will be on reduction of anti-psychotic medications, improvement of mobility and reduction in falls, reduction in readmissions, HAIs and HACs.