Report: CMS Plans $25B Care Quality Improvement, Innovation Contract

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to select multiple contractors to support data-based healthcare quality improvement efforts nationwide through a potential 10-year, $25 billion contract vehicle, Bloomberg Government reported Monday.

A draft request for proposals notice says the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors program will cover initiatives aimed at helping clinicians, patients and families manage care decisions with the use of data analytics technology.

NQIIC consolidates CMS’ Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement OrganizationsEnd Stage Renal Disease Network and Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks contracts.

The report said HealthInsight and Health Services hold positions on all three procurement vehicles.

CMS aims to issue a final RFP notice ahead of the agency’s scheduled May 16 pre-proposal conference.

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