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CMS responds to hospitals' concerns about new QIO contractors

from AHA News Now

Responding to concerns raised last month by AHA and Federation of American Hospitals about the transition to two new contractors for Quality Improvement Organization Beneficiary and Family Centered Care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is "actively working with the BFCC-QIOs to resolve" several challenges as quickly as possible. In a letter to the AHA, Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS chief medical officer and deputy administrator for innovation and quality, outlined a number of steps BFCC QIOs have taken to address challenges that patients and hospitals have faced with the BFCC QIOs processing appeals of hospital discharges. more


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