Slide 3. Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations

A national technical assistance conference call conducted on March 31, 2010, provides users with an overview of the development of the survey. In addition, two professionals share their success and challenges in survey administration from both a regional perspective and an individual nursing home, and discuss how to maximize survey response and use survey results to develop action plans to target safety culture improvement initiatives. This is one of the sets of speaker slides from the call.
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  • Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) are staffed by nurses, physicians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, long-term care administrators, pharmacists, public health, quality and communications professionals.
  • Every 3 years, Medicare launches a new "Statement of Work" or SOW, with new assignments for QIO contractors.
  • AHRQ survey completion was part of our 9th SOW for nursing homes and hospitals.

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Current as of October 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 3. Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations. October 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/nursing-home/resources/browntacall/browntacallsl3.html