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Annual Reports

VIMI publishes an “Annual Report” following the content and format requirements outlined by CMS. The report describes improvements around findings from case reviews and serves as a resource for the various quality improvement interventions.

The report includes aggregate data supplemented with other aggregate QIO information on:

  • Types of quality of care concerns confirmed with numbers for each category
  • Types of serious reportable and other undesired/harm outcomes to the beneficiary with associated medical diagnoses
  • Provider/practitioner data and performance measures related to confirmed quality of care concerns
  • Number of beneficiaries linked to discharge/service termination reviews who were discharged to home, skilled nursing facility, nursing facility, home health agency, assisted living facility, or other living arrangements
  • Number of beneficiaries readmitted to hospitals within less than 30 days and associated diagnoses
  • Number of beneficiaries and their geographic areas, racial/ethnic designations, primary language spoken, and associated medical diagnoses/illnesses/diseases
  • Number and type(s) of technical assistance implemented for each category of concerns
  • List of evidenced-based standards used to support decisions and recommendations for changes
  • How the findings can be used to support comparative effectiveness research