Who We Are
A national organization based in Lake Success NY, IPRO leads the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network (AQIN), one of 14 Medicare-funded Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) operating across the U.S.
Founded in 1984, IPRO is highly regarded for the independence of its approach, the depth of its knowledge and experience and integrity of its programs. IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private-sector clients, in more than 33 states and the District of Columbia. IPRO has offices in Albany, NY, as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina and California.
AQIN-Member Qlarant (formerly Delmarva Foundation) held two contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as federally-designated QIOs for the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Foundation held this distinction for Maryland from 1973-2014, and for the District of Columbia from 1984-2014. Beginning August 1, 2014 Qlarant became part of the AQIN, which provides targeted technical assistance and engages providers and stakeholders in improvement initiatives through numerous Learning and Action Networks. AQIN also serves as an information hub to monitor data, engage relevant organizations, facilitate learning and sharing of best practices, reduce disparities and elevate the voice of the patient.
As a recognized leader in improving health care quality, AQIN-Member The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), provides innovative services and solutions to create healthier communities.
CCME focuses on ensuring quality improvements across the entire health care landscape, sharing best-practices and emerging solutions to address population health, and ensuring that private practices and networks of providers have access to the latest technology and data-driven analytics.
With over 30 years of quality improvement experience, CCME also provides innovative, cost-effective clinical review and consulting services, helping state Medicaid departments, hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations, and providers of all types manage their data and claims to benefit patients, providers, and payers, simultaneously.
As a QIN-QIO, AQIN supports the QIO program’s goal to drive greater connectivity and coordination across all settings to transform healthcare delivery for America’s Medicare beneficiaries. AQIN works to catalyze change through a data-driven and results-oriented approach to improving healthcare quality. We work with healthcare professionals, partners, patients and families at the community level to share knowledge, spread best practices and improve care integration. As part of the national QIO program, we are committed to a patient-centered approach to improving health, improving healthcare and reducing healthcare costs for all Americans.