Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

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Four States

The Great Plains QIN was established to carry out the work of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program within Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. We offer technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources for healthcare organizations and Medicare consumers.

One Commitment

Great Plains QIN aims to achieve better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs. Each organization will continue their focus on improving care in conjunction with state partners, while pooling resources and common elements into an organization that can best serve the needs of healthcare providers and Medicare consumers across the region.

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network offers several educational opportunities for healthcare partners. The topics are diverse; there is something for everyone! We hope you are able to join us.

Reminder: BFCC-QIO Changes That Require Action by Healthcare Providers

REMINDER: Effective June 8, 2019: Changes to the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care – Quality Improvement Organization program. The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is the cornerstone of Medicare’s efforts to improve the quality of care and health...

Study Finds Physician Burnout Costs About $4.6 Billion Each Year

Physician burnout costs the healthcare industry between $2.6 billion and $6.3 billion annually, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. This included a baseline cost of about $4.6 billion as a result of turnover, reduced productivity and...

The Power of Connections: 2019 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska hosted the 16th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum on June 6, 2019 in La Vista. While the majority of the attendees were from Nebraska, healthcare professionals from neighboring states, including Iowa, Kansas,...

Ripple Effect of Dementia Training Started in Highmore, SD

The passion of one person can truly have an impact. A director of nursing in a small town in South Dakota saw a need to improve dementia care and her efforts led to a statewide training spanning three communities and reaching almost 300 healthcare professionals....

Toolkit Offers Free Resources to Improve Patient Safety

Preventable harm in healthcare is a public health crisis, with estimates placing it as a leading cause of death in the United States.1-4 Many adverse events leading to patient harm could have been prevented if appropriate safety protocols and clinical guidelines were...

Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll

We are pleased to announce the Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll Great Plains QIN wants to recognize nursing homes that have participated in the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative efforts to improve care and applaud those who received this...

June 6th is “What Matters to You? #WMTY19

June 6th is “What Matters to You?” Day Inspired by the question posed in a 2012 New England Journal of Medicine article by Dr. Michael Barry and Susan Edgman-Levitan, 'What Matters to You' is a day for medical professions to build relationships with patients and staff...

Learning and Action Network

We invite you to join the Great Plains Learning and Action Network (LAN). All LAN partners will be invited to attend educational sessions on a variety of topics, have opportunities to learn from peers throughout the state and region and have access to an abundance of resources and tools. The LAN is a great opportunity to get connected and demonstrate your commitment to quality improvement.