Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)

Medicare Glossary Topic.

A large federal program that is dedicated to improving healthcare quality for Medicare beneficiaries. It is made up of a group of health quality experts, clinicians, and consumers organized to improve the quality of care delivered to individuals with Medicare. There are two types of QIOs that work under the direction of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Beneficiary and Family Centered Care (BFCC)-QIOs and Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-QIOs.