CQIP Application Process

The coordinated quality improvement application process includes submitting:

  1. A completed Application Form (Word)
  2. The submitted application must have the following:
  3. A table of contents that clearly specifies where each component of WAC 246-50-020 is located within the CQIP plan and indicates the page number.
  4. A written plan that meets the minimum requirements of a department-approved CQIP plan. The areas marked with a (?) and in bold type on the CQIP Guidelines (PDF)* are the minimum required components specified in WAC 246-50-020 and must be described in detail within the CQIP plan
  5. If the plan is a modification indicate in the cover letter the modification from the original plan.
  6. Send your completed application and application plan to cqip@doh.wa.gov:
  7. The department will review the submitted application and fee when they are both received.
  8. The department will send an approval letter once it is reviewed and approved by the coordinated quality improvement program office. However if the reviewer needs more information the reviewer will contact the health care entity for additional information.
  9. Send your fee to the (please note that your check must note the applicant name and the Revenue Code of 05 97 912040 on the check or money order:
    Department of Health
    Attn: Revenue Unit
    Coordinated Quality Improvement Program
    P.O. Box 1099
    Olympia, WA 98504-1099
    Application Type Description Fee
    Original The first time applying for CQIP plan department approval $250
    Modification Original application was received; department has approved and applicant is modifying their original approved plan $65
    Alternative Plan has received approval from another joint commission or accrediting health care organization that is substantially equivalent to RCW 70.41.200(1). Applicant must provide a copy of the accrediting approval. $45
    Renewal Starting April 20, 2021, the department will accept renewal applications. This will last for five years once approved by the department. $75

* Please note:
The CQIP Recommended Guidelines include standards generally required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and/or the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). For information on accreditation by JCAHO or NCQA, please contact them directly at: