March 2, 2021

NYSTEC Certified as QIO-like Entity by CMS

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Rome, NY, March 2021 – We are pleased to announce NYSTEC’s certification as a Quality Improvement Organization-like (QIO-like) entity by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). With this certification, CMS recognizes NYSTEC as a partner in improving the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

The QIO Program is an integral part of the National Quality Strategy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Administered by CMS, the QIO Program is one of the largest federal programs dedicated to improving health quality for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Through the program, expert healthcare clinicians and professionals are contracted to complete utilization reviews and analyze patterns of care related to medical necessity and quality review.

This new certification further validates NYSTEC’s dedication to quality in efforts to improve efficiencies in healthcare delivery and reduce costs. Already assisting many of New York State’s health and human services agencies, organizations, and programs,

“NYSTEC was already assisting many of New York State’s health and human services agencies, organizations, and programs,” said NYSTEC President Kevin Owens. “Our certification as a QIO-like Entity spotlights our dedication to helping New York achieve the Triple Aim of providing better care and better health at lower cost.”

Through Medicaid administrative funding, clients may be eligible for enhanced federal matching funds of up to 75% for qualified QIO and QIO-like activities, such as quality of care, medical necessity, and admission/discharge reviews, as well as quality improvement initiatives.

You can learn more about NYSTEC and QIO-like activities by visiting  or by following NYSTEC on LinkedIn or Twitter.



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