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.

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month

Prescription opioids can be an effective form of pain management, but they are not always the only option. It is important to understand the potential benefits and risks before you begin taking medications. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is...

Immunization Registry Helps Providers Call the Shots

Immunization Registry Helps Providers Call the Shots

Convenience and incentives from pharmacy locations in drug and grocery store chains have been helping increase immunization rates. The state immunization registry is a valuable tool for ensuring medical health records are properly updated  for primary care providers...

Patient Reminder: Continue to Guard Your Card!

Patient Reminder: Continue to Guard Your Card!

As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, people with Medicare can help protect themselves and the Medicare program from healthcare fraud As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, the Trump Administration through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is...

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

Sepsis Champions: Making All the Difference

September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Nikki Medalen, MS, BSN, APHN-BC; Quality Improvement Specialist in North Dakota, has been instrumental in increasing awareness of sepsis and the symptoms for early recognition. As an EMT who volunteers in her own rural community,...

CMS Public Meeting Announcement and Invitation: SUPPORT Act

CMS Public Meeting Announcement and Invitation: SUPPORT Act

Register to join CMS for a public meeting on the development of an Action Plan to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Enhance Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (SUPPORT Act). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responding to the opioid epidemic by...

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

Strong Barrier to Infection Protects Against Sepsis Trigger

A neighborhood tends to be on high alert when the sirens and lights of an ambulance cross into their boundaries.  A medical emergency becomes personal and first responders are recognized for their ability to quickly assess and react to any number of scenarios from car...

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Learn More about Reporting Requirements for Query of PDMP Bonus Measure for 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program In 2019, the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) finalized a new measure...

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Healthcare professionals strive every day to provide patients with the most effective, safe and beneficial care possible. The healthcare industry works hard to create the best care delivery within each practice setting and area of responsibility. However, it is when...

Quality Care Coalition

Join our mission to make healthcare in your organization and community better. We are looking for committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to partner with us. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be change makers. Join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition today.