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The message below was sent to all Great Plains Quality Innovation Network LAN Partners on Monday, July 5. Passing along again in case you missed it.

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is entering a transition phase as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prepares to roll out a new set of priority healthcare aims for the Quality Improvement Organization program.

The overarching goals will remain the same; improving care, lowering costs and improving outcomes, with an emphasis on reducing provider burden. We recognize your ongoing commitment to quality improvement and value your collaboration. GPQIN content experts are analyzing data, identifying quality improvement opportunities and facilitating environmental scans in preparation.

For many, these AIMS have been areas of emphasis for some time. However, if not familiar, we encourage you to become familiar with the upcoming priority topics/aims. Visit the Great Plains QIN Web site for related resources and information.

CMS Five Broad Aims

  1. Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes, focusing on Decreased Opioid Misuse
  2. Increase Patient Safety
  3. Increase Chronic Disease Self-Management
  4. Increase Quality of Care Transitions
  5. Improve Nursing Home Quality

We aspire to make health in our region the best in the nation.  As we navigate through this transition period, we will continue to share news, updates and resources.

Please contact a member of our Leadership Team for additional information or questions.