TMF Offers Resources to Navigate CMS Requirements

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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. 

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

The Immunizations Network aims to boost vaccination rates for Medicare beneficiaries. The program strives to improve referrals for tracking and reporting of immunizations administered via Certified Electronic Health Records, and evaluates opportunities to enhance reimbursement by reviewing practice workflow processes. To download an informational flyer, click here

The Behavioral Health Network offers free resources and training to help to increase the 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. To download an informational flyer, click here

The Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes Network helps physicians and other health care professionals understand the requirements of PQRS and the Value-Based Payment Modifier program. As well as the Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting Programs and the Hospital Value-Based Payment Program. Participants are provided with free education, technical assistance, and consulting services designed to help them meet the goals of the CMS’ quality reporting programs. To download an informational flyer, click here

For more information visit the TMF QIN-QIO website. To get started today, download and complete this form and email it to your TMF QIN-QIO quality improvement consultant or fax it to 512-334-1775, Attention: Participation Agreement. Please note that if you wish to provide an electronic signature, you will need to download and save the document to your computer before completing it.  

Related Tools and Resources:

MACRA Resource Center
Stay informed, find tools and resources, and get help meeting MACRA requirements.

TMF-QIN Resource Center
This resource center houses helpful tools and resources for each of the TMF QIN-QIO networks. Click on a category to view related resources.

Big Help for Small Shops (Texas Medicine, Jun. 2017)
TMF Health Quality Institute recently won an award focused on helping small practices get access to free educational and technical resources relating to value-based care.

Last Updated On

May 16, 2023

Originally Published On

October 07, 2015

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