On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year contract to Telligen to serve as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under the recently launched 12th Statement of Work.

QIN-QIOs serving under the 12th Statement of Work will provide targeted assistance to nursing homes and communities with small and rural practices, those serving the most vulnerable populations and those in need of customized quality improvement. Through this body of work, CMS focuses on results, protects taxpayer dollars and most importantly, ensures the safety and quality of care delivered to every beneficiary.

Telligen has served as a QIN-QIO for CMS for more than 45 years. With this contract award, Telligen expands its existing three-state QIN-QIO network serving Colorado, Illinois and Iowa to include Oklahoma. “Telligen will continue to work directly with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health providers and community and faith-based organizations on data-driven initiatives that impact the lives of individuals with Medicare and those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid services,” said Telligen CEO Jeff Chungath. “This contract will help Telligen make a real difference in the health of Medicare beneficiaries in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa – and now, Oklahoma.”

Telligen will be responsible for improving quality in nursing homes, as well as small and rural communities and those serving vulnerable populations by:

  • Improving Behavioral Health Outcomes – Including Opioid Misuse
  • Increasing Patient Safety
  • Increasing Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Increasing the Quality of Care Transitions
  • Improving Nursing Home Quality


About Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services leads a national health care quality improvement network of Quality Innovation Networks – Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs). Locally, an independent network of QIOs lead quality initiatives in each state and territory. QIN-QIOs convene healthcare providers, practitioners and patients to build and share knowledge, spread best practices, and achieve rapid, wide-scale improvements in patient care, increases in population health and decreases in healthcare costs for all Americans. Visit www.TelligenQINQIO.com to learn more.