In December 2009, the CMS named NHCQF the recipient of the "CMS QIO Quality Champion Award for 2009!"
NHCQF was the first QIO to receive this CMS Award. This Award was given "In Recognition of Your Exceptional Performance Results in Improving Health Care Quality for Medicare Beneficiaries". In 2010, the Award was given to the California QIO. CMS did not honor any QIO with this Award in 2011 or 2012.
NHCQF's Board of Directors and Staff feel strongly that this Award is a reflection of not only the work that NHCQF does, but of the organization's positive working relationships with the various stakeholders and providers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. And most importantly, it is a true reflection of the high quality of care being rendered by providers to Medicare beneficiaries in these three states NHCQF serves.