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Welcome to Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

The Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving healthcare quality. KFMC is the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), the Regional Extension Center (REC) and External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) for the state of Kansas. We also contract with many private companies to provide health information technology (HIT) consulting services, quality improvement and review services. Throughout various contracts, our role is to work with healthcare providers and organizations to develop ways to improve the use of HIT and the quality of healthcare provided to all Kansas healthcare consumers.

KFMC also educates consumers so they can make informed decisions about healthcare. We ensure Medicare and Medicaid patients receive appropriate and quality healthcare.

Learn more about KFMC and the services provided.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact us at:

2947 SW Wanamaker Drive
Topeka, KS 66614-4193
Toll-Free: 800-432-0770
Local: 785-273-2552

Click to go to the Kansas QIO homepage.Medicare beneficiaries and providers who would like to learn more about the work KFMC does as the Kansas Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), click here to access the KFMC QIO website.

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Contract Awarded
 
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, CIMRO of Nebraska, North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc., and the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care recently aligned to form a new not-for-profit organization - the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN).

We are pleased to announce that the Great Plains QIN has been awarded the CMS contract to serve as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the states of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Each of the four Great Plains QIN state partners share a commitment to improving quality of care and working to ensure that all patients receive the right care, at the right time, every time. Working together within a four-state network, each organization will continue their focus on improving care in conjunction with state partners, while pooling resources and common elements into an organization that can best serve the needs of healthcare providers and Medicare consumers across the Great Plains region.

We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to sharing more information in the weeks to come. 

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New Notice of Noncoverage & Detailed Explanation for FFS Expedited Determination Notices.

An overview of this topic can be found on the CMS website. Read more...