The Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is the cornerstone of Medicare’s efforts to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for beneficiaries. KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) for 29 states. We offer information regarding beneficiary complaints, hospital discharge and skilled service termination appeals, and Immediate Advocacy. On June 8, 2019, there were changes to the BFCC-QIOs that affected providers. To learn more about these changes, please visit our transition page.
KEPRO Service Areas
Click on a state below for a contact number and additional resources.
Telephone numbers have changed on June 8, 2019. Visit our transition page for details.
action items for healthcare providers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently restructured the BFCC-QIO’s coverage area. If you are a provider in one of the areas shaded above in the map, you will need to take the following actions:
- Update Your Appeals Notices
Acute care providers will need to update the Important Message from Medicare, and post-acute providers will need to update the Notice of Medicare Non-coverage with KEPRO’s phone number for your region. Please note that it is acceptable to use labels to cover the existing BFCC information on the appeals notices.
- Complete a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Provider Update Form
Visit www.keproqio.com/moa to complete the MOA and Provider Update Form. All providers are required to complete a new MOA, even if one was submitted in 2014.
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