Clinical Quality and Payment

  • 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 practice.consulting@texmed.org, or call (800) 523-8776.

  • Apply for a Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award

     

    TMA, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and TMF Health Quality Institute have partnered again to provide the Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award program. The purpose of the award program is to formally recognize physician practices for their dedication and commitment to providing high-quality patient care and improving outcomes. Apply online by June 10, 2017.

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  • 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 Now (Members Only)
  • Texas Quality Summit

     

    Texas Quality Summit will give physicians tools to thrive in a value-based care environment.

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  • MACRA: Easing the Pain?

     

    Medicare's final rule acquiesces to medicine's call for more flexibility for small practices in the first year but moves full speed ahead with the transition to value-based payment.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.  

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