Great Plains Quality Innovation Network

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Quality Experts

Our team of subject matter experts offers technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources for healthcare organizations and Medicare consumers. We look forward to serving as your quality improvement expert, partner and resource in the journey towards improvement.

Our Commitment

We aim to achieve better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs. Our team works 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.

Social Needs and Health Equity

Social Needs and Health Equity

Perspectives on “want versus need” vary greatly and are swayed by culture and environment.  The concepts of equity versus equality face similar biases. As it relates to healthcare, understanding the difference between social determinants of health, social needs, and...

Expanding Prevention Culture Through Data

Expanding Prevention Culture Through Data

Community health centers (CHCs) provide quality healthcare in rural, low-income and underserved populations. All individuals receive comprehensive, integrated primary, dental and behavioral healthcare regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. The nine...

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application and COVID-19

Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Application and COVID-19

2020 Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception and Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Application Deadline: December 31, 2020 CMS Memo | November 16, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all clinicians across the United States and territories....

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [November 2020]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [November 2020]

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries’ Daily Life

The Impact of COVID-19 on Medicare Beneficiaries’ Daily Life

Older adults have been especially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as they are at higher risk of serious illness if infected and account for 80 percent of all COVID-related deaths. Current public health guidelines recommend older adults limit in-person social...

COVID-19 One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center

COVID-19 One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center

CMS’ New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online platform - the Nursing Home Resource Center - to serve as a centralized hub bringing together the...

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Call: November 3, 2020

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Call: November 3, 2020

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

According to a recent Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study, the number of individuals reporting mental health symptoms [anxiety or depressive disorders] has jumped from 11% in 2019 to 36.5% in June 2020. This affects us all in one way or another. Nursing homes...

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our mission is to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.