WEST DES MOINES, IA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to Telligen to serve as a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) within its Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC).
HQICs will provide targeted quality improvement assistance to small, rural and critical access hospitals and those hospitals that have been identified by CMS as requiring technical assistance. CMS has directed HQICs to use innovation to drive results and to implement data-driven quality improvement interventions to assist hospitals in ensuring the safety and quality of care delivered to all Medicare beneficiaries.
HQICs will partner with the targeted hospitals to help address needs such as infection control, pandemic readiness and response, a concerted response to the opioid epidemic and patient safety.
About Telligen QI Connect™
Telligen QI Connect™ is an exclusive, regional healthcare quality improvement collaborative built to help healthcare providers, communities and people with Medicare improve care and navigate the constantly evolving healthcare landscape. Its affinity groups set common goals to make an impact on the most challenging healthcare issues facing our communities today.
For more than 45 years, Telligen has been transforming lives and economies by improving health. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local levels, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide. For more information, visit www.telligen.com.