Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality is a mission-driven organization, dedicated to improving healthcare and improving lives. As the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the state, contracted through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we work with health care providers to ensure that Oklahoma's Medicare beneficiaries receive the best possible care.
If you are one of the half-a-million Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma, or someone who cares for a patient, we urge you to be involved in your health care. We encourage you to seek preventive services -- many are paid for by Medicare -- to help you stay healthy and prevent life-threatening illness.
You should also be aware of your patient rights and options, because informed consumers make better choices about their health care.
OFMQ's Beneficiary Helpline - We assist Medicare beneficiaries who feel their rights under Medicare have been denied and/or are concerned about the quality of care they have received. Call 1-800-522-3414.
Review Services - OFMQ can help you if you or a loved one has Medicare and you:
- were denied admission to a hospital
- wish to file a complaint about the quality of care you received in a hospital, emergency department, skilled nursing home, rehabilitation center, doctor's office or home health agency
- were told to leave the hospital before you felt well enough
Healthcare Quality Improvement - OFMQ works directly with healthcare providers to improve safety and quality of services provided to Oklahoma's Medicare beneficiaries.
Information for Healthy Living - We encourage beneficiaries to take control of their health care and get involved in decision making with their healthcare providers. This website provides resources to help you be a more informed health care consumer.