QIO News

The 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Conference brought together over 2,400 stakeholders from across CMS, the Department of Health and Human Services, CMS Quality Networks, health care providers and beneficiary advocates to discuss how to better promote collaboration and innovation to improve health outcomes. This issue of QIO News provides a recap of the two-and-a-half day event and highlights some of the key presentations, awards and takeaways.

QIOs in Action

Although nearly 29.1 million people in the United States—approximately 9.3 percent of the general population—have diabetes, many patients are not aware of the best ways to manage and treat the disease. Di­abetes Self Management Education (DSME) is an evidence-based intervention for empowering individuals with diabetes to take an active role in managing their disease.