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QIOs, Strike Teams Helped Nursing Homes Control COVID-19 Outbreaks

By Maya Goldman / March 5, 2021 at 4:48 PM
Early data indicate that Quality Improvement Organization assistance to nursing homes led to a decline in COVID-19 cases in those homes as compared to homes that didn’t work with QIOs, a CMS staff member said at the CMS Quality Conference Wednesday (March 3). Federal strike teams also worked synergistically with QIOs to help nursing homes fight the pandemic. Last April, CMS turned to the QIO program, which deploys CMS contractors to help providers improve care for Medicare beneficiaries, to provide...


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