The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 requires clinical quality management (CQM) programs as a condition of grant awards. The expectations for Ryan White Program Part A grantees include a quality management program that assess the extent to which HIV health services provided to patients is consistent with the most recent Public Health Services (PHS) guidelines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and related opportunistic infections as applicable:
- 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;
- 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
- Ensure that available demographic, clinical and health care utilization information is used to monitor the spectrum of HIV-related illnesses and trends in the local epidemic.
- Increase consumer input.