Take steps to improve health status of communities, such as collaborating with key partners and stakeholders to implement evidenced-based practices to improve a specific chronic condition. Refer to the local Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for additional steps to take for improving health status of communities as there are many steps to select from for satisfying this activity. QIOs work under the direction of CMS to assist MIPS eligible clinicians and groups with quality improvement, and review quality concerns for the protection of beneficiaries and the Medicare Trust Fund.
<h1>Objective & Validation Documentation</h1>
Objective: Improve specific chronic condition health outcomes for community populations served by an eligible clinician or practice by implementing evidence-based practices and partnership with a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).
Validation Documentation: Evidence of implementation of activity to improve specific chronic condition (e.g., diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension) for specific identified population within the community. Include both of the following elements:
1) Documentation of partnership in the community – Screenshot of QIO website or other correspondence that identifies your organization as one of the key partners and stakeholders and that lists the activity that will be implemented, with details on the specific chronic condition and population targeted; AND
2) Plan for improving community health – QIO report, document, or correspondence detailing steps being taken to satisfy the activity. May include: timeline, purpose, anticipated outcome(s), and relevant tools (e.g., Population Health Toolkit).