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Chosen to Provide CMS Quality Payment Program Support for Small Practices throughout New England

PROVIDENCE, RI (March 9, 2017) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded a five-year federal contract to Healthcentric Advisors and its partner organization, Qualidigm, to assist New England-based small physician and other eligible clinical practices to prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP), established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

New England QIN-QIO Sharing Data to Reduce Opioid-Related Adverse Drug Events

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Providence, RI (February 2017) – Medication-related adverse events are affecting record numbers of Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids—including prescription drugs and heroin—killed more than 33,000 people in the U.S. in 2015. Among Medicare beneficiaries, six out of every 1,000 beneficiaries has an opioid misuse disorder—one of the fastest growing rates in the nation.

Awarded Two-Year Special Innovation Project – “Interventions that are Ready for Spread and Scalability”

MA Office Woburn, Massachusetts (October 17, 2016) — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded a two year Special Innovation Project, under Healthcentric Advisors’ New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (NE QIN-QIO) five-year master contract, to address unnecessary and potentially avoidable hospitalizations through the implementation of a systematic discharge process for skilled nursing facility patients being discharged back to the community.

President & CEO Honored with Business Leadership Award

H. John KeimigProvidence, RI (October 14, 2016) – H. John Keimig, President & Chief Executive Officer at Healthcentric Advisors, is being honored for Business Leadership in Providence Business News’ 16th Annual Business Excellence Awards program.

Healthcentric Advisors Awarded $4.5M Federal Contract

QIO-NE-QIN-Logo-Combo-Inline Smaller Providence, RI (January 21, 2016) — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded $4.5 million to Healthcentric Advisors, to serve as the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) contractor for New England.