TMF Offers Help Navigating Medicare Requirements

Physicians looking for free help navigating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), meaningful use, and value-based payment modifier programs can benefit from three networks from the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO).  

The three networks help physicians save time, improve patient care, and reduce costs associated with meeting these requirements. The networks, focused on immunizations, behavioral health, and value-based improvements, are free and designed to help physicians benefit from — and not be penalized by — CMS mandates.  

The Immunizations Network aims to boost vaccination rates for Medicare beneficiaries. The program strives to improve referrals for tracking and reporting immunizations via certified electronic health records and evaluates opportunities to enhance payment by reviewing practice workflow processes.  

The Behavioral Health Network offers free resources and training to help increase screening rates for depression and alcohol use disorder in Medicare beneficiaries receiving care at primary care practices. Additional goals include reducing the 30-day readmission rate and increasing follow-up care for patients discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities.

The Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes Network helps physicians understand the requirements of CMS' PQRS and value-based payment modifier program. Participants are provided with education and free consulting services designed to help them meet the goals of CMS' hospital and physician value-based payment and quality reporting programs.

For more information on participating in any of these networks, visit the TMF QIN-QIO website, or download and complete the network participation agreement. Once complete, this can be emailed to your TMF QIN-QIO quality improvement consultant or faxed to (512) 334-1775, Attention: Participation Agreement. Please note if you wish to provide an electronic signature, you will need to download and save the document to your computer before completing it.  

Action, Dec. 1, 2015

Last Updated On

April 19, 2018

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