Vizient Selected for CMS’ Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors

IRVING, Texas--()--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected Vizient, Inc. as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). 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 health care transformation by achieving bold aims at a high value
  • Innovators of quality improvement

As an NQIIC awardee, Vizient has demonstrated health care 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 health care processes and outcomes.
  • Focus on helping providers and health care organizations to achieve quantitative results for improved outcomes, lower costs, better care, less provider burden, greater transparency and more.
  • Support 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).

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.

Contacts

Angie Boliver
(972) 830-7961
Angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

Release Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selects Vizient as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors.

Contacts

Angie Boliver
(972) 830-7961
Angie.boliver@vizientinc.com