Clinical Quality and Payment

  • Join Us at the Texas Quality Summit


    The TMA Council on Health Care Quality and the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) invite you to the Texas Quality Summit on Nov. 18-19, 2016. Learn from TMA and ACMQ experts about the fundamentals of quality improvement and patient safety, as well as effective strategies for daily practice. Don’t miss out. Register now!

    Register for Texas Quality Summit  
  • TMA Quality Improvement Services

    TMA Practice Consulting offers quality improvement services to help prepare physician practices for the upcoming transition under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). TMA's practice management consultants can conduct a MACRA readiness assessment of your practice and provide customized on-site assistance to help you with your practice's specific needs. The assessment will focus on clinical processes, electronic health record optimization, and workflow improvement opportunities to help increase your MIPS scoring. TMA is dedicated to working with you and your practice to earn an incentive payment, not just avoid the penalty. To learn more, email, or call (800) 523-8776.

  • What could a TMA membership mean for you, your practice, and your patients?

  • Clinical Quality and Payment Articles

    5 Steps to Prepare for MACRA Now

    Here are some steps TMA recommends you take now to prepare your practice for Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program.

    Prepare Your Practice
  • Bracing for MACRA


    TMA's MACRA resource center prepares physicians for the new Medicare payment paradigm. Even though the new payment system does not take effect until 2019, payment will be based on how doctors perform as of 2017.

    Read About MACRA  
  • Conversation Counts


     Informed consent is a hallmark of good old-fashioned patient care. But some Texas physicians and hospitals are finding ways to use the process as an opportunity to improve patient safety and patient-centered care.

    More on Informed Consent  
  • Quality Made Easier


    First-ever standardized quality measures set the stage for public-private alignment.

    Read About Core Quality Measures  
  • Examining Federal Quality Programs

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    Medicare's latest missteps further frustrate physicians over increasingly complex federal quality reporting programs. 

    More on Quality Programs  
  • Physicians: CMS Must Improve PQRS Feedback, Review Processes

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    Problems with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services feedback and informal review processes in the Physician Quality Reporting System continue to plague physicians.

    Read More on PQRS  
  • Get Free Quality Reporting Help From TMF


    Physicians looking for help navigating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Meaningful Use and Value-Based Payment Modifier programs can benefit from TMF’s Quality Innovation Network.  

    Get Reporting Help