Medicare Quality Improvement Program

Entrance to Anchorage's Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage)
Entrance to Anchorage’s Providence Hospital emergency room. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)

On this program we discuss the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Program for Alaska. These programs help Medicare beneficiaries exercise their right to high-quality health care. They manage all beneficiary complaints and quality of care reviews to ensure consistency in the review process while taking into consideration local factors important to beneficiaries and their families.  They also handle cases in which beneficiaries want to appeal a health care provider’s decision to discharge them from the hospital or discontinue other types of services.

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GUESTS:
  • Jennifer Bitterman, communications director for Livanta, the company responsible for Medicare’s Beneficiary and Family Centered Care – Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC – QIO) program in Alaska and a number of other states.

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PARTICIPATE:

  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, October 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, October 30, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT

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