How to Become a Quality Care Center
The WED Foundation launched the Quality Care Center (QCC) Program for Willis-Ekbom disease/restless legs syndrome (WED/RLS) in 2013 in order to improve the quality and accessibility of care for individuals with WED/RLS.
Quality Care Center Requirements
- A Quality Care Center (QCC) is expected to be a recognized leader in providing comprehensive care for the WED/RLS community and to serve as a liaison to the individual's primary care provider. Institutions that are granted QCC status are eligible to receive research grant awards restricted to this program.
- The WED Foundation's Quality Institute, through WED/RLS QCC and other interested participants will identify standards of care, track patient outcomes using these standards, and share findings through meetings and publications.
Quality Care Center Benefits
- Recognition as a specialty center (care provider) meeting the WED Foundation high standards of care
- Promotion in WED Foundation publications, newsletters, website and social media outlets
- Opportunities to network and share best practices with other WED/RLS QCC awardees
- Unlimited Access to Foundation educational materials
- Liaison with local WED Foundation support groups
- Access, through a competitive Application process, to research grant funds
The Quality Care Center Program, based on a center of excellence model, will certify individual healthcare providers in clinical settings as a recognized provider of high quality diagnosis and management of WED/RLS patients.
- Complete the Application. Download and complete the application form here. Return form with an application fee of $500 to the address indicated on the application.
- Review Process. The completed application will be assigned to a member of the Foundation's Medical Advisory Board (MAB) for review. Please allow 4-6 weeks for review, the MAB member may contact you directly for additional information or clarification.
- Approval. An application summary with recommendation for approval/disapproval will be forwarded to the Foundation Executive Director in a timely manner. The Board of Directors will consider each application and make a final determination of approval.
- Recertification. A WED/RLS Quality Care Center certification remains active for three years from the date of certification. Centers/individuals must reapply in a timely manner during year three in order to maintain an active certification status.
The program is supported through application fees and individual donations. Please consider giving a gift to the Quality Care Center Program to support the successful implementation of this innovative model.