NNCC Selected as Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor

Jun 27, 2019 | Nurse-Led Care News |

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractor. This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years. As a Prime NQIIC awardee NNCC will be 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, NNCC 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 to 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)

“NNCC is honored to be awarded as a coveted quality improvement contractor with CMS, strengthening our federal relationships and expanding our opportunity to disseminate best practices and programming in public health,” said Casey Alrich, NNCC Senior Director, Operations & Training. “We are crafting our first task order application and are eager to work alongside other PHMC programs and subsidiaries to develop a competitive proposal. Funding opportunities will help us further nursing best practices, integrate and expand behavioral health with chronic disease management, and support movement of innovative care delivery models into revenue generating training.”

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Justin Gero, MS was the Senior Manager of Public Affairs at the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium. He  was with the organization from 2016-2021.

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