Vizient Selected for CMS’ Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected Vizient,
. as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and
Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). This designation will allow NQIICs to
bid on task orders over the next five years.

As a Prime NQIIC awardee partnering with other Quality Improvement
contractors under the new CMS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity
(IDIQ) contract mechanism to support quality improvement efforts, each
NQIIC may serve as:

  • Quality improvement experts
  • Facilitators/change agents for health care transformation by achieving
    bold aims at a high value
  • Innovators of quality improvement

As an NQIIC awardee, Vizient has demonstrated health care quality
improvement expertise. Services supported by some of the NQIIC awardees
may include:

  • Provide direct technical assistance in specific areas of healthcare
    quality improvement (e.g., patient safety, opioid misuse, nursing home
    quality, etc.).
  • Seek and gain commitments from patients, providers and stakeholders to
    achieve aims.
  • Use a human centered design that involves teaming with patient and
    family members to improve health care processes and outcomes.
  • Focus on helping providers and health care organizations to achieve
    quantitative results for improved outcomes, lower costs, better care,
    less provider burden, greater transparency and more.
  • Support a diverse array of organizations and populations, including:
    rural providers, vulnerable beneficiaries, clinical practices,
    hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis facilities and more.
  • Support providers in efficient use of Health Information Technology
    and interoperability.
  • Serve as backbone organizations to form and engage Community
  • Convene and support Learning and Action Networks (LANs).

About Vizient, Inc.

. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of
high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for
more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95%
of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of
ambulatory providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory
services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100
billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and
lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company
designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its
inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices
throughout the United States. Learn more at


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