What is the role and function of the Quality Improvement Organization program?

Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Quality Improvement Organizations (Q.I.O.s)

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After completing this week’s reading, answer the following questions:

a. What is the role and function of the Quality Improvement Organization program?

b. In your opinion, has the quality of health care received by Medicare beneficiaries improved or declined over time as a result of the QIO program?

Explain your answers and provide concrete examples. Your initial post should be 250-300 words and utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library, cited in APA format.

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.