OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (October 12, 2016) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded a new contract to help support best health care practices and other operational improvements for Indian Health Services (IHS) federal government hospitals that participate in the Medicare program. OFMQ, a not-for-profit healthcare consulting company based in Oklahoma City, will partner, along with several other organizations, as a subcontractor to HealthInsight, the Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) that won the award to support IHS hospitals in 8 states. OFMQ will implement this work in IHS hospitals in Oklahoma.
“Our top priority is the health and safety of patients that seek care at facilities we oversee. I am incredibly excited by this opportunity to bring resources and support to American Indian and Alaskan Native patients to improve the delivery of high-quality care to patients,” said Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS acting principal deputy administrator and chief medical officer. “Our QIN-QIO [HealthInsight] is well poised to assist with this transformation and will work with the Indian Health Service hospitals and clinicians to ensure beneficiaries get the best possible care.”
With a unique mix of clinical and technical expertise as well as a proven history of effective and innovative healthcare quality improvement services, OFMQ will deliver resources, consultation and frontline support to meet contract objectives and goals.