2016 TMA and ACMQ Texas Quality Summit

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    The TMA Council on Health Care Quality and the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ) invite you to the Texas Quality Summit on Nov. 18-19, 2016. Join your colleagues for a powerful pre-conference workshop on Friday and full-day summit on Saturday. All physicians and health care team members interested in quality improvement and patient safety will learn how to improve performance, increase efficiency, and deliver high quality care.

    Register now! The hands-on, interactive nature of this summit requires that attendance be limited to 50 for the Friday workshop and 150 for the Saturday session. These seats will fill quickly.


    Summit Location

    Texas Medical Association

    TMA Thompson Auditorium
    401 West 15th Street
    Austin TX 78701

    Driving Directions



    DoubleTree Suites Austin

    303 W. 15th St.
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 505-4067

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    Group rate: $189 plus tax
    Reservations deadline: October 27, 2016

    Reserve a hotel room online or call (800) 222-8733 and use group code TM1.


    Quick Links

    TMA Quality and Patient Safety Resources
    Fun Things to Do in Austin

  • Agenda


    Friday, November 18, 2016

    ACMQ’s Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Workshop

    5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    5.25 Ethics and/or professional responsibility


    The summit will kick-off with a pre-conference workshop on the fundamentals of quality improvement and patient safety taught by expert faculty from ACMQ. The workshop will include interactive sessions focusing on the tools, practices, and theories of leadership and strategy necessary for implementing successful quality improvement and patient safety programs in your practice. A workbook and all other materials will be provided. Space is limited to 50 attendees, so register now!


    9:00 – 10:00 am: Registration


    Quality Improvement: Methods and Tools

    10:00 – 10:10 am: Welcome and Introductions

    10:10 – 10:30 am: Quality Improvement Overview

    10:30 – 11:15 am: Quality Improvement Scenario – Group Exercise

    11:15 am – 12:30 pm: A Step-Wise Improvement Model

    12:30 – 1:00 pm: Discussion: Exercise Sharing

    1:00 – 1:45 pm: Working Lunch Break


    Patient Safety: Strategies for Implementing and Maintaining Quality as an Organization’s Core Value

    1:45 – 2:30 pm: Patient Safety

    2:30 – 3:00 pm: Implementing Quality Improvement Changes

    3:15 – 4:30 pm: Leadership for Quality

    4:30 – 5:00 pm: Q&A Discussion

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 

    Quality Strategies for a Prosperous Practice

    7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    7.25 Ethics and/or professional responsibility


    The conference portion of the summit will include a day of presentations and physician panels on quality strategies for a prosperous practice by distinguished state and national physician leaders and experts in the field of quality. Come join your colleagues to gain some insight, learn about quality strategies that will enhance your practice, and get answers to your questions. Space is limited to 150 attendees, so register now!


    7:00 – 8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

    8:00 – 8:30 am: TMA & ACMQ Welcome and Program Overview

    8:30 – 9:15 am: Population Health: Where is Texas Headed?

    9:15 – 10:15 am: Transitioning to Value-Based Care

    10:30 – 11:30 am: Perspectives on Quality, Value and Reimbursement

    11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch and TMA Accountable Care Leadership Program Ceremony

    12:00 – 1:00 pm: MACRA and Medicare’s New Quality Payment Program: MIPS and APMs – Implications for Your Practice

    1:00 – 2:15 pm: Alternative Payment Models (ACOs, Medical Homes, Bundled Payment Models): What’s In It For You and How to Prepare Your Practice - Part I

    2:30 – 3:45 pm: Alternative Payment Models (Bundled Payment Models): What’s In It For You and How to Prepare Your Practice - Part II

    4:00 – 4:45 pm: Spotlight on Leading Edge Transformations in Physician Practice

    4:45 – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

  • Can't Attend the Quality Summit?

    If you are unable to attend TMA's Quality Summit in Austin, don't miss the opportunity to attend our MACRA Seminar which will be held in numerous Texas cities from October 25 through November 30.

    Join TMA's MACRA seminar