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Latest News for IMQ

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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