Telligen QIN QIO

Spotlight

Medicare and Medicaid programs have been in place for the past five decades to promote and protect the health of millions of...

The latest QIO Program Progress Report illustrates how QIOs, like Telligen, are making an impact across the country.

QIO News highlights Telligen’s efforts to improve care coordination and medication safety by partnering with pharmacies....

Telligen Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is working throughout Colorado, Illinois and Iowa to achieve better care, better health for people and communities and more affordable care through quality improvement.

Telligen QIN-QIO drives quality in healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries by providing communities with technical assistance, convening learning and action networks for sharing best practices, and collecting and analyzing data for improvement. We align statewide partners and ongoing initiatives to create efficiencies and increase momentum.

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Working with hospitals to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)

Care Coordination

Convening communities to reduce readmissions and promote seamless coordination of care

Medication Safety

Working with healthcare providers, communities and patients to improve medication safety and reduce adverse drug events

Nursing Home Care

Working with nursing homes to improve care for residents and reduce healthcare-acquired conditions

Health Information Technology

Supporting clinical practices using electronic health records to improve care management and coordination

Cardiac Health

Helping home health agencies, physician offices and clinics spread the use of evidence-based practices and prevent cardiac disease through support of the Million Hearts initiative

Diabetes Care

Partnering with providers to empower persons with diabetes through Diabetes Self management Education (DSME)

Quality Reporting & Incentive Programs

Assisting providers with CMS quality reporting and value-based payment programs

CMS has established a new structure for the Quality Improvement Organization Program that separates QIO functions into two major categories – medical case review and quality improvement work.

Medical case review will be performed by Beneficiary Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs).

Quality improvement and technical assistance will be performed by Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Both types of contracts cannot be held by the same organization. Changes also include a multi-state regional approach that replaces single-state QIO contracts for quality improvement work and extends contract cycles from three to five years.

KEPRO is the BFCC-QIO for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa and the new contact for Medicare coverage appeals and Quality of Care Concerns.

Contact KEPRO toll-free at:

Colorado - 1-844-430-9504

Illinois & Iowa - 1-855-408-8557

Visit www.keproqio.com for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • DSME Class

    DSME Class

    Where:

    Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

    Location:

    1250 W. 119th St

    Chicago IL 60643

    Day/Time:

    Tuesday

    11am-12:30pm

    Call Merle Shapera, MS, RD, CDE at 630 928-5837 to register for any of these classes. Can enter class on any Tuesday.

    Date: 
    Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jul 26 2016.
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    08/04/2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Belleville Community Care Coordination Meeting

    Belleville Community Care Coordination Meeting

    Change in healthcare is occurring at a rapid rate and, through incentive payment programs, healthcare providers are expected to align and integrate their services to insure that care is provided seamlessly to patients along the continuum of care. The need for providers to communicate effectively and efficiently is key to this alignment. Telligen is working with hospitals, post-acute providers, and community organizations to promote effective communication and collaboration among providers in communities across Illinois. One of the goals of this collaborative approach is to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. As care is primarily provided locally, and providers are dependent upon each other's quality of care to ensure successful pathways and patient outcomes, we are inviting providers from multiple care settings to attend this meeting. Representatives from local hospitals, nursing homes, home health, dialysis centers, palliative care, hospice centers, physician offices, public health, area agencies on aging, and community organizations will be in attendance.

    Click here to register.

    Date: 
    Monday, August 10, 2015 -
    9:00am to 10:30am
    08/10/2015 -
    9:00am to 10:30am
  • HVBP: Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Improvement Series

    HVBP: Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program Improvement Series

    This event will provide an overview of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey dimensions, including calculations and survey methodology. Quality improvement stories resulting from the Hospital VBP Program will be highlighted.

    Speaker:
    William Lehrman, PhD, Social Science Research Analyst, Division of Consumer Assessment & Plan Performance
    Genemarie McGee, BSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC
    Chief Nursing Officer, Sentara Healthcare
    Melinda Montgomery, Ph.D.
    Director, Organizational Development, Sentara Healthcare
    Amy Phelps, RN, MSN
    Director of Quality Services at Mena Regional Health System

    Event Resources

    Date: 
    Monday, August 10, 2015 -
    1:00pm to 2:00pm
    08/10/2015 -
    1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • DSME Class

    DSME Class

    Where:

    Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

    Location:

    1250 W. 119th St

    Chicago IL 60643

    Day/Time:

    Tuesday

    11am-12:30pm

    Call Merle Shapera, MS, RD, CDE at 630 928-5837 to register for any of these classes. Can enter class on any Tuesday.

    Date: 
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, December 29, 2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, February 23, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
    08/11/2015 -
    11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Proposed Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

    Proposed Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

    Description
    This MLN Connects® National Provider Call provides an overview of the proposed rule to reform the requirements for long-term care facilities. These requirements are the federal health and safety standards that long-term care facilities must meet in order to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. This presentation provides background for updating these requirements and briefly walks through many of the changes included in the proposal. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

    Agenda
    • Highlights of the proposed rule
    • Overarching themes of the proposed rule
    • Methods for reviewing and commenting on the proposed rule

    Target Audience
    Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders.

    Presentation
    The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day in advance of the call on the MLN Connects National Provider Calls and Events web page. Select the call date and scroll to the "Call Materials" section to locate the slide presentation. A link to the audio recording and written transcript of this call will be posted under the "Call Materials" section in approximately 2 weeks following the call.

    Register here.

    Date: 
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 -
    1:30pm to 3:00pm
    08/11/2015 -
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

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