Since 1984, Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) have been a driving force for quality improvement throughout the country. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has transformed the QIO program to more effectively support the National Quality Strategy, and has again looked to the QIO program to work side-by-side with providers and patients in all settings of care. CMS has charged the Quality Innovation Network (QIN) QIOs with implementing strategies facilitating quality improvement throughout the health care system.
TMF Health Quality Institute has built a strong quality improvement team throughout the region consisting of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico, subcontracting with long-time, successful quality improvement entities, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), Primaris, the Quality Improvement Professional Research Organization, Inc. (QIPRO) and Ponce Medical School Foundation. TMF, along with these subcontractors, serves as the TMF QIN-QIO to partner with providers and stakeholders throughout the region to meet objectives in support of the National Quality Strategy aims.
TMF, along with AFMC, Primaris and QIPRO, provide targeted, technical assistance and engage providers and stakeholders in improvement initiatives through numerous Learning and Action Networks. The networks serve as information hubs to monitor data, engage relevant organizations, facilitate learning and sharing of best practices, reduce disparities and elevate the voice of the patient.
Read this fact sheet (PDF) and this news release to learn more about our contract, partners and the evolution of CMS’ quality improvement programs. Download this document (PDF) to learn more about our previous contract successes, and visit the QIO Program YouTube Channel to learn more about the history of this program.
Learn more about our networks and how you can get involved.
This website focuses on the TMF QIN-QIO’s work to improve the quality of health care in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico under the current CMS QIN-QIO contract. Please visit http://www.tmf.org for information on TMF’s additional projects and contracts.
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