Acumentra Health experts conduct audits of internal and delegated quality improvement (QI) functions to help healthcare organizations ensure regulatory or accreditation compliance.
While serving as Washington's External Quality Review Organization, Acumentra Health was one of the three states participating in CMS’ Quality Assurance Reform Initiative (1993–1995), helping to pioneer methods and approaches that have become standard quality assurance procedures. Acumentra Health has been a leading advocate of adoption of effective QI methods for improving performance, as part of state Medicaid quality oversight.
Acumentra Health leads learning collaboratives that bring providers and health systems together to implement system changes that can improve clinical processes and outcomes.
Acumentra Health has conducted many other statewide initiatives as well as provider training and education activities to improve care for the Medicaid and Medicare populations, including the Doctor’s Office Quality–Information Technology Initiative (EHR implementation support and care management) and the Culture & Medicine Project (cultural competence training for primary care practices).
Acumentra Health has designed and conducted many focused quality-of-care studies for use in QI efforts. Topics have included Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment; childhood immunizations; perinatal care; and asthma.
We have conducted a mental health quality-of-care study focused on coordination of care, assessment of cultural needs, client involvement in treatment planning, and other quality issues.
Acumentra Health develops and provides a broad range of quality improvement tools and resources for healthcare professionals and organizations; topics have included heart failure patient education, breast cancer screening, influenza and pneumococcal immunization, and diabetes care.
Last updated March 4, 2013