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KFMC Selected as Prime Awardee of NQIIC

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Kansas Foundation for Medical Care as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors. 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 healthcare transformation by achieving bold aims at a high value
  • Innovators of quality improvement.

As a NQIIC awardee, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care has demonstrated healthcare 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 healthcare processes and outcomes;
  • Focused on helping providers and healthcare organizations achieve quantitative results for improved outcomes, lower costs, better care, less provider burden, greater transparency and more;
  • Supporting 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).