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Briefing Date:02/28/2006
Topic:Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential (Series: Pathways to Quality Health Care)

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs

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Congressional Briefings
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
135 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 2006
1129 Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 3:00 p.m.
231-A Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.
and
104 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, 2006
2322 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.
Friday, March 10, 2006
215 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.

on

Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential
(Series: Pathways to Quality Health Care)

Requested by Congress in P.L. 108-173, this new report examines the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program in detail and proposes a major restructuring so that it can become an important national resource integral to strategies of performance measurement, public reporting, and payment incentives. The QIO program should focus on offering, through its infrastructure in each state, technical assistance to providers and practitioners aimed at building their capacity for quality improvement.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 9, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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