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  • The History of the QIO Program

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Read about how Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program came to be and how it has evolved over the years.

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  • Efforts to Improve Patient Safety Result in 1.3 Million Fewer Patient Harms, 50,000 Lives Saved and $12 Billion in Health Spending Avoided

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    A report released by the Department of Health and Human Services shows outstanding improvements in patient safety thanks to efforts by Quality Improvement Organizations and others.

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  • 'Wheel Out' Spreads Word about Diabetes

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    With clear skies and pleasant smiles in downtown Frederiksted, the V.I. Department of Health hosted a “Wheel Out or Walk” event to encourage people with diabetes to stay active and to share information on diabetes for the community. Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. was one of the groups taking...

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  • World Stroke Day 2014

    Friday, October 10, 2014
    October 29 is World Stroke Day, created to boost awareness of the world population's high stroke risk and stroke prevalence. You can get involved by learning the warning signs of stroke to help those experiencing a stroke to get the medical help they need. Learn the signs of stroke through the...

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  • FMQAI and HSAG Are Number One And One And The Same!

    Monday, September 29, 2014
    For the first time in Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program history, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is restructuring the program to create a new approach in working with providers, families, and caregivers to improve care for beneficiaries. The program had been...

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  • 2016 Value-Based Payment Modifier Downward Payment Adjustment Avoidance Action for Groups with 10 or More Eligible Professionals

    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a notification to physicians in groups with 10 or more eligible professionals (EPs) on how to avoid the automatic calendar year 2016 value-based payment modifier downward payment adjustment.

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  • CMS Awards HSAG the U.S. Virgin Islands as Part of HSAG’s Medicare QIN-QIO Contract, Adding to Arizona, California, Florida, and Ohio

    Friday, September 5, 2014
    PHOENIX—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has awarded Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG), the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of HSAG's Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract.

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  • Silver Oak Medical Office Honored with Quality Improvement Award

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    “This prestigious award reflects the hard work and patient-­centered accomplishments of our health care providers using health information technology to report quality measures, identify opportunities to enhance care and achieve improved patient outcomes,” said Peter Oliver, MD ­ President and founder of Silver Oak Medical Office.

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  • Calaveras Medical Office Given Award

    Friday, August 1, 2014
    The Silver Oak Medical Office was recently awarded the 2014 California Quality Improvement Recognition Award by the Health Services Advisory Group of California, Inc.

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  • CMS Launches Next Phase of New Quality Improvement Program

    Friday, July 18, 2014
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today awarded additional contracts as part of restructuring the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program.

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