ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded two new five-year task orders to Alliant Health Solutions to serve as a Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor (NQIIC) for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks 8 and 14.
In these ESRD Networks, Alliant will work on national priorities and goals, collaborating with stakeholders on interventions that target patients, dialysis/transplant providers, and other providers. CMS has directed Networks to incorporate a focus on rural health and vulnerable populations in the task order activities.
Alliant will focus on the CMS priorities of improving the healthcare quality of ESRD providers and other providers; improvement of ESRD population health and outcomes; and building advisory committees and community coalitions in support of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. The five program goals include:
- Improving behavioral health outcomes;
- Improving patient safety and reduce harm;
- Improving care in high cost/complex chronic conditions;
- Reducing hospital admissions, readmissions, and outpatient emergency visits; and
- Improving nursing home care in low-performing providers
For more information, Alliant can be contacted at NQIICpartner@Allianthealth.org or 678-527-3000.
About Alliant Health Solutions, Inc.
Alliant Health Solutions (AHS) is a division of Alliant Health Group, a nonprofit family of companies that provides professional services supporting the effective administration of healthcare programs and funding to support healthcare improvement initiatives. AHS provides federal and state government entities with the services, expertise, and information systems necessary to increase the effectiveness, accessibility, and value of health care. As a leading provider of innovative health solutions, AHS’ services include utilization management, program integrity, and quality improvement. For more information about AHS and our efforts to improve healthcare quality, visit allianthealth.org.