Tag: QIO

Community-based Health Organizations – An Innovation Path for Supportive Services

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By Anne Montgomery Time is growing short to make big changes to basic processes for service delivery to elders, who will soon constitute one-fifth of the U.S. population. Basically, we have a mismatch between the health care delivery system and what many older adults actually need. Typically, older adults typically see multiple clinicians working in

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Dr. Joanne Lynn Explains the 10th Statement of Work for QIOs

Under the 10th Statement of Work, QIOs nationwide will be launching exciting new programs to improve care transitions. This three-year endeavor builds on promising working undertaken by QIOs in 14 states. Dr. Joanne Lynn explains what’s coming and how to get involved. Key words: care transitions, QIOs, 10th SOW, 10th Statement of Work, quality improvement

Learning from Reviewing Readmissions: Tools You Can Use

A colleague asked an important question: Which tools are best for reviewing causes of readmissions? Two examples, from Georgia and New Jersey, are attached to this posting. Georgia’s form requires starting from a patient/family interview review, and does not pull much from the record of the hospitalization. New Jersey’s form starts from the other direction

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CFMC releases Care Transitions Toolkit

The Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) has released a free “Introducing Care Transitions Toolkit” of materials to help guide anyone who is thinking about starting a Care Transitions project. The web-based information includes practical ideas and strategies developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Transitions Theme. The care transitions issue

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