Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

Serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota

About Us

Since 1984, Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) have been a driving force for quality improvement throughout the country. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently transformed the QIO program to more effectively support the National Quality Strategy and is again looking to the QIO program to partner with and support healthcare providers and consumers in all settings of care.

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is the new Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The development of Great Plains QIN reflects the recent changes to the structure of the QIO program. The Network is comprised of four very successful and committed QIOs – Kansas Foundation for Medicare Care, CIMRO of Nebraska, Quality Health Associates of North Dakota and South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care.

Then & Now – The QIO Program

CMS Quality Innovation Networks

The Great Plains QIN is one of 14 new Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) working with providers, stakeholders and Medicare consumers to improve the quality of healthcare for targeted health conditions. Learn more about QIN-QIOs. Read the Great Plains QIN press release to learn more about our contract, partners and the CMS QIO programs. Great Plains QIN Press Release Award July 2014

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The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is a member of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA). As an educational, not-for-profit national membership association, AHQA is dedicated to promoting and facilitating fundamental change that improves the quality of healthcare in America. For more information on AHQA, visit their Website