CMS Awards Extension to Great Lakes Partners for Patients

October 02, 2018

WHA is proud to announce that the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) was just awarded a six-month Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contract extension from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through March 2019, a direct result of the quality improvements Wisconsin hospitals have demonstrated over recent years.  The extension allows the GLPP HIIN to continue its current scope of work of reducing all-cause patient harm by 20% with a 12% reduction in 30-day readmissions—all while addressing health disparities and providing an increased focus on opioid stewardship. 

As Wisconsin continues to be a nationwide leader in health care quality, HIIN hospital participants have evidence-based strategies and robust data intelligence at their disposal, ready to infuse into their current practices.  With a primary focus on improved patient outcomes while reducing overall costs, patients and families in Wisconsin can continue to experience excellent quality care that is the cornerstone of our state.

This story originally appeared in the October 02, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter