Quality Insights Awarded Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

Network will collaborate to reduce opioid misuse and increase Medicare Annual Wellness Visits for patients in DE, LA, NJ, PA and WV
Charleston, WV (PRWEB) September 13, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network two new Special Innovation Projects. One is aimed at reducing opioid misuse and diversion. The second focuses on increasing usage of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit. Both projects seek to improve care in five states: Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Under the Reducing Opioid Misuse and Diversion project, Quality Insights will employ a number of strategies to address this growing problem. This includes providing continuing education on appropriate prescribing for healthcare professionals, engaging patients and families on appropriate utilization; and collaborating with government and non-profit agencies and consumer groups to support existing community-based initiatives or develop new ones. Project teams in each state will tailor their …
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