Program Manual Section 4: Clinic Quality Improvement
Calendar and deadlines
With guidance from a Technical Assistance provider, organizations will conduct a Readiness Assessment one time to assess an organization's capacity and interest in implementing one or more of the following EBIs: Provider Assessment & Feedback, Provider Reminders, Patient Reminders, Reducing Client Out-of-Pocket Costs, Group Patient Education, One-on-One Education, Reducing Structural Barriers, and Small Media. Only organizations who are new to CQI, or that have selected a new cancer screening to focus on, will need to complete a Readiness Assessment.
The Readiness Assessment will document clinics’ current breast, cervical, and/or colorectal cancer screening processes, electronic health record (EHR) screening data quality, available clinic resources (e.g. staffing, IT infrastructure) to guide the selection of priority EBIs, and identify gaps in capacity or infrastructure that could hinder the implementation of EBIs. The Assessment will serve as baseline data collection for the CQI strategy. Included in the Readiness Assessment is a Workflow Mapping exercise.
Resources for Follow-Up Colonoscopy Sub-Strategy
- Program Manual Sub-Strategy section
- CPT Code List
- Links of Care: Report on a Pilot Project to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Ensure Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Patients
- Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA) resources information
- Colonoscopy Assist
In an effort to bring more expertise to CQI through practice transformation, the University of Colorado Practice Innovation Program is contracting with CDPHE to deliver the CQI program for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. This new model will also make data reporting less cumbersome for clinics with a shift to automated eCQM data pulls through Azara with support from CCMCN. Additionally, practice facilitation will be provided by CCHN to provide technical assistance and support for the implementation of selected EBI. Clinic contracts for CQI will end December 31, 2022 and will begin contracting with the University of Colorado Practice Innovation Program to continue implementing the same EBI beginning January 1, 2023
More information on the process for this transition will be communicated with clinics as it becomes available. For questions regarding this transition please contact your CDPHE Organization Lead and CQI Strategy Lead.