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ID:

67

Date:

2005-07-26

Headline:

Once Health Regulators, Now Partners

Reporter's name:

Gilbert M. Gaul

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Louisville, KY

Summary:

The Washington Post sought information under FOIA about Quality Improvement Organizations, a network of contractors which Medicare pays $300 million annually to measure quality, help doctors and hospitals improve care and investigate patient complaints. The Post did not receive a response for 17 months, but reported about the little-known QIOs anyway from information obtained in a federal lawsuit filed by a man seeking information about why his wife of 49 years died.

Keywords:

Medicare; regulation; American Health Quality Association; Quality Improvement Organization


Agencies:

HHS

States:

KY

Categories:

health care


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