OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (April 13, 2017) – OFMQ, an Oklahoma City-based not-for-profit healthcare consulting company, has been awarded two new contracts by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) to work with long term care facilities over the next three years. OFMQ’s field experts will work with these providers to target reducing unnecessary medications in long term care as well as improving quality and performance measures.
OFMQ has been a recognized leader and trusted advisor in Oklahoma, working with over 200 nursing homes for over fifteen years to help with improving the quality of care for residents,” said Gregg Koehn, Chief Executive Officer for OFMQ. “We are proud partners with OSDH and look forward to continuing that partnership in our mission to serve the needs of long term care providers, administrators, residents, and their families.”
OFMQ is now recruiting eligible long term care facilities to participate in these projects. At no cost to participants, OFMQ will provide onsite technical assistance, access to educational tools and resources, and opportunities for virtual and live educational events. In addition, facilities working on reducing unnecessary medications will take part in regional Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series Collaboratives, hosted by OFMQ in cooperation with The Eden Alternative™ and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. For more information on these projects or requirements for participation, please contact us at QI@ofmq.com
Funding for these projects is made possible through grant awards from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) civil money penalty (CMP) program. OSDH is responsible for administering the CMP-awarded funds. For further details on the CMP program, visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/LTC-CMP-Reinvestment.html.