And the Award for Practice Quality Improvement Goes to …

You know what's a beautiful sound? One hand clapping against the other. It usually means somebody's done something good — something that's worthy of applause.

If you like that sound, get ready to do it over and over for almost 100 medical practices in Texas that earned a TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award in 2017.

The practices, which are located throughout the state, demonstrated improvements in four key clinical areas during 2016: 

  • Exemplary performance on nationally recognized clinical outcome measures, such as hypertension control, diabetes management, tobacco-use screening and cessation, influenza immunization, and cancer screenings;
  • Regular use of population care management methods, such as patient education, preventative health services, early detection, and chronic disease management;
  • Participation in data-reporting quality initiatives; and
  • Use of tools and processes to engage patients and improve their overall experience. 

The TMF Health Quality Institute, TMA, and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association established the award program in 2012. It has since expanded beyond Texas to include practices in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico.

More information on the award can be found on the TMF website. The TMA website also has plenty of information on clinical quality and payment.

Action, Nov. 1, 2017

Last Updated On

April 20, 2018