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Latest News for IMQ

THE JOINT COMMISSION HOSTS COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOPS DEC. 16 AND 17 FOR IMQ CLIENTS. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Posted on 12/2/2019 by Institute for Medical Quality

Effective November 8, 2019, IMQ is not accepting accreditation applications nor accepting accreditation renewals. However, we intend to continue to provide necessary services to those facilities who have already been accredited by IMQ. For such facilities, we are working to develop a transition plan, with the relevant regulators as necessary, that would give the facilities time to transition their accreditation to an alternative accrediting body when appropriate and desirable. We are also working on addressing similar issues for the facilities that recently applied for accreditation or that are waiting to be surveyed.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you think your facility is in such a situation.

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PROJECT FINDS LEAN PROCESS CAN REDUCE ED LENGTH OF STAY AND BENEFIT SAFETY NET HOSPITALS' BOTTOM LINES

Posted on 5/29/2019 by Institute for Medical Quality

Hospital emergency departments (EDs) are a critical component of our health care system, offering the only guaranteed source of healthcare available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As ED use in California continues to rise on a per capita basis, there are long waits for treatment, especially in low-income areas where there is a scarcity of providers and urgent care centers.

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GREAT NEWS!! IMQ ACCREDITATION IS RECOGNIZED BY MOLINA HEALTHCARE!

Posted on 3/6/2019 by Institute for Medical Quality

(San Francisco, CA) On March 1, 2019, the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) received official word that it has been recognized and approved as an accrediting entity for Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Molina healthcare based in Washington State.

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IMQ IS APPROVED AS AN ACCREDITING ENTITY FOR AETNA

Posted on 2/12/2019 by Institute for Medical Quality

(San Francisco, CA) On October 1, 2018, the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) received official word that it has been recognized and approved as an accrediting entity for Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Aetna participants.

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IMQ Continues Work to Ensure Ambulatory Surgery Center Safety

Posted on 3/20/2018 by Institute for Medical Quality

While a recent article questioned the safety of ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), studies have shown that outpatient surgery centers generally are as safe as hospitals for many procedures. This is particularly true in California, due in part to the work of the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ).

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