Providence, RI (November 17, 2014) – Healthcentric Advisors, a Rhode Island based non-profit, has opened satellite offices in Woburn, MA and Brunswick, ME to meet the needs of stakeholders in Massachusetts and Maine and expand its presence and footprint across New England.
The announcement follows Healthcentric Advisors recent award of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract for the six New England states-Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Healthcentric Advisors, in partnership with Qualidigm, a Connecticut-based, quality improvement organization is administering the five-year QIN-QIO contract under the New England QIN-QIO brand. While overseeing work for the entire six-state region, Healthcentric Advisors will focus its efforts in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Qualidigm in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. Qualidigm is also in the process of opening offices in New Hampshire and Vermont.
“One of the reasons for our national success as a QIO is our dedication to working closely with the stakeholders that participate in our initiatives. We understand the value of in-person collaboration and support,” said, H. John Keimig, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO, Healthcentric Advisors. “Offices in Massachusetts and Maine allow us to continue offering the level of service and support our stakeholders have come to expect.”
Thirteen Healthcentric Advisors associates are working in the Massachusetts office located at 500 West Cummings Park, Woburn, supporting hospitals, home health agencies, physician offices and long-term care facilities in Medicare quality initiatives.
Seven associates are working in the Maine office located at 14 Maine St., Brunswick offering the same level of support to Maine stakeholders. Healthcentric Advisors has also added four additional associates to its Rhode Island office.
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About the New England QIN-QIO
The New England QIN-QIO, administered by Healthcentric Advisors in partnership with Qualidigm, is working across New England on strategic initiatives such as reducing health care associated infections, reducing readmissions and medication errors, working with nursing homes to improve care for residents, supporting clinical practices in using interoperable health information technology to coordinate care, promoting prevention activities, reducing cardiac disease and diabetes, reducing health care disparities and improving patient and family engagement. The partnership will also provide technical assistance for improvement in CMS value based purchasing programs, including the physician value-based modifier program.
About Healthcentric Advisors
Healthcentric Advisors is a non-profit health care quality improvement agency providing consulting, research and education services. Located in Providence, RI with offices in Woburn, MA and Brunswick, ME and a staff of approximately 50 physicians, nurses, educators, analysts and other professionals, Healthcentric Advisors is a sought-after partner to national and local government agencies, foundations, insurers, health care providers, stakeholders and educational institutions on health care quality improvement initiatives.