Multi-state Quality Collaboration Effort Earns Federal Approval

November 21, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Superior Health Quality Alliance its first task order, a five-year contract, to promote patient safety in Wisconsin and across the region. WHA is a founding member of Superior Health and will be involved with other partner organizations in the state and region to:
  • Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes - Including Opioid Misuse
  • Increase Patient Safety
  • Increase Chronic Disease Self-Management
  • Increase the Quality of Care Transitions
  • Improve Nursing Home Quality
“This new era of quality improvement work follows the patient beyond the walls of the hospital and focuses on health care providers and consumers in a variety of populations, settings and circumstances,” said WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding. “WHA welcomes the opportunity to contribute our proven history of successful collaboration and impactful results to benefit people across the state and the region.”

Specifically, Robert Redwood, MD – a part of the quality team at WHA since 2016 – will provide subject-matter expertise related to opioid use and misuse in nursing home and community settings.

This is the first of three task orders that we expect CMS will award in the next six months.

“Collaboration with the state hospital associations from Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota on these federally-funded efforts is a wonderful opportunity for WHA and our interstate partners to lead the way on improving health care quality,” Borgerding said.

For more information about Superior Health, visit or contact WHA’s quality team at 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the November 21, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter