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More oversight urged for Medicare QIOs
Modern Healthcare

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the committee, called for a revamp in oversight of budgeting and spending by Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations. The senators were responding to the public release of a report from the Government Accountability Office that found inconsistencies in the way QIOs record the volume of their quality-of-care reviews and cost information, data that are used to allocate funds to QIOs.