Clinical Quality Management Program

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 requires clinical quality management (CQM) programs as a condition of grant awards. The CQM expectations for Ryan White Program Part B grantees include:

1) Assist direct service medical providers funded through the CARE Act in assuring that funded services adhere to established HIV clinical practice standards and Public Health Services Guidelines to the extent possible;

2) Ensure that strategies for improvements to quality medical care include vital health-related supportive services in achieving appropriate access and adherence with HIV medical care; and

3) The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 requires clinical quality management (CQM) programs as a condition of grant awards. The CQM expectations for Ryan White Program Part B grantees include: 

Mission

The mission of the Georgia Ryan White Part B Clinical Quality Management Program is to ensure the highest quality of medical care and supportive services for people with HIV in Georgia.

Vision

The vision of the Clinical Quality Management Program is to ensure a seamless system of comprehensive HIV services that provide a continuum of care and eliminates health disparities across jurisdictions for people with HIV in Georgia. This will be accomplished by:

  • Assessing the extent to which HIV health services provided to clients under the grant are consistent with the most recent DHHS guidelines for the treatment of HIV disease and related opportunistic infections.
  • Developing strategies for ensuring that such services are consistent with the guidelines for improvement in the access to and quality of HIV health services.
  • Continuously implementing a statewide clinical quality management plan.
  • Improving access to AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Health Insurance Continuation Program (HICP) services by improving the application and recertification processing.
  • Improving alignment across subrecipients by monitoring core performance measures across RW Program Part B subrecipients.
  • Improving alignment across services through standardization of case management.
  • Improving alignment across RW Programs by expanding quality related collaboration.
Publications/Guidelines
  • clinicalinfo.hiv.gov: Guidelines for the Treatment of HIV/AIDS, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Training

Georgia Ryan White Part B CQM staff members provide quality improvement related training and technical assistance for Ryan White funded providers throughout Georgia. Additionally, Part B CQM staff highly recommend training available through HRSA's Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation (CQII), the AIDS Education and Training Center Program (AETC) and the National HIV Curriculum. Links for these programs and other resources are included below. 

Resources

For further information, please contact the Georgia Ryan White Part B Clinical Quality Management Team Lead, Sandra Metcalf, at 404-657-3113 or email at [email protected]

Related Documents
Download this pdf file. Georgia FY2021-22 Clinical Quality Management Plan and Work Plan
Download this pdf file. Medical and Non-Medical Case Management Standards (July 2021)
Download this pdf file. ADAP and APRN Prescriptive Authority Policy (February 2013)
Download this pdf file. PA ADAP Provider Status Policy (March 2013)
Download this pdf file. Georgia Ryan White Part B Clinic Personnel Guidelines (January 2015)
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