InterMountain Quality Innovations is collaborating with Comagine Health Nevada in a Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents referred to as the Admissions and Transitions Optimization Program (ATOP2).

This initiative will implement a new payment model for nursing facilities to enhance the treatment in the facility of six conditions specified by CMS:

  • pneumonia

  • congestive heart failure

  • skin ulcers/cellulitis

  • dehydration

  • urinary tract infection

  • and COPD/asthma

The goal is to reduce the rate of resident transfers to an acute hospital.  The initiative also includes a new payment model for eligible practitioners within each participating facility.

To learn more visit the ATOP2 Website.

Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety is an infection prevention project that IMQI is engaged in with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).


This 3-year project, funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is focused on engaging and recruiting the direct involvement of nephrologists (kidney doctors) as influential leaders in 4 priority infection prevention areas:

  • Improving adherence to recommended infection prevention practices

  • Improving screening and detection of infections

  • Increasing implementation of clinical protocols to ensure accurate detection and treatment

  • Improving collaboration between nephrologists and state/federal healthcare-associated infection programs. ​

For more information about NTDS, visit the NTDS Website.

Intermountain Quality Innovations has contracted with the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition to review, modify, and suggest additions to their 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program. The 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program is an automated, online, national educational resource, consisting of 14 modules to assist dialysis providers in increasing awareness and building a culture of safety among patients and staff.

The program has been endorsed by

  • American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)

  • Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

  • National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA)

  • and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

Click here to learn more about the

5-Diamond Patient Safety Project.