The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Kansas Foundation for Medical Care as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors. This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. As a Prime NQIIC awardee partnering with other Quality Improvement contractors under the new CMS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract mechanism to support quality improvement efforts, each NQIIC may serve as:
Quality Improvement Experts
Facilitators/change agents for healthcare transformation by achieving bold aims at a high value
Innovators of quality improvement.
As a NQIIC awardee, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care has demonstrated healthcare quality improvement expertise. Services supported by some of the NQIIC awardees may include:
Provide direct technical assistance in specific areas of healthcare quality improvement (e.g., patient safety, opioid misuse, nursing home quality, etc.);
Seek and gain commitments from patients, providers and stakeholders to achieve aims;
Use a Human Centered Design that involves teaming with patient and family members to improve healthcare processes and outcomes;
Focused on helping providers and healthcare organizations achieve quantitative results for improved outcomes, lower costs, better care, less provider burden, greater transparency and more;
Supporting a diverse array of organizations and populations, including: rural providers, vulnerable beneficiaries, clinical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis facilities and more;
Support providers in efficient use of Health Information Technology and interoperability;
Serve as backbone organizations to form and engage Community Coalitions;
Convene and support Learning and Action Networks (LANs).