On July 16, CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum on “Quality Improvement Organizations: Next Steps towards Transforming Beneficiary Protection.”  The call will focus on improvements to the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Beneficiary Protection Program (BPP), which incorporates including quality of care reviews, reviews of beneficiary complaints, higher-weighted Diagnostic Related Group reviews, utilization reviews, early readmission reviews, EMTALA reviews, appeals of discharges from various provider settings (fee for service and Medicare Advantage), and hospital preadmission reviews.