Physician practices continue to make great strides in providing reliable preventive services by using health information technology and effective care management methods. TMF Health Quality Institute wants to recognize practices for their hard work. TMF is once again sponsoring the Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award program.
The application process is simple. Review the criteria, identify any gaps that exist in your practice, work to fix those gaps and monitor your quality data, and complete an online application between April 1, 2017, and June 10, 2017.
Any practice in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, or Puerto Rico with one or more licensed physicians providing care for Medicare fee-for-service patients is eligible to participate in the award program. All practicing providers must not have been disciplined or excluded by any federal or state regulatory agency, licensing board, or health care facility in the past five years.
Practices must meet established thresholds in all four categories, which include:
- Exemplary performance on nationally recognized clinical outcome measures,
- Regular use of population care management methods,
- Participation in data reporting quality initiatives, and
- Implementation of tools and processes to promote patient engagement and improve the patient's experience.
All practices meeting or exceeding the criteria will receive an award. Award recipients will receive a commemorative plaque to display in their practice and recognition through a media campaign. For more information, email ppqualityaward[at]tmf[dot]org.
The TMF Quality Innovation Network hosts regular events for physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. You can learn more by visiting www.TMFQIN.org and clicking on the Events tab.
Join the TMF Quality Innovation Network open forum event to learn about upcoming changes related to meaningful use and the Physician Quality Reporting System. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with peers, as well as TMF Quality Innovation Network consultants. This open forum will take place Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 pm CT. Register today.
Action, Nov. 1, 2016
Last Updated On
April 19, 2018