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Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes Network

Network Overview

Through the Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes Network, our consultants work with certain health care settings and eligible providers to provide technical assistance to improve quality of care and help them better understand and continue to meet the goals of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) hospital and physician value-based payment and quality reporting programs.

Why Participate?

With the advent of value-based payment and quality reporting programs, CMS is encouraging eligible physicians, physician groups and certain hospitals and health care settings to promote higher-quality and more efficient care for beneficiaries at a lower overall cost. TMF Health Quality Institute, as a Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), under contract with CMS, works throughout the region of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico and Texas to help eligible physicians and physician groups, health care providers, inpatient/outpatient hospital departments, acute care and critical access hospitals (CAHs), inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and Prospective Payment System-exempt Cancer Hospitals (PCHs) improve quality care and metrics to maximize reimbursement. We work with providers to help them better understand and continue to meet the goals of CMS’ hospital and physician value-based payment and quality reporting programs and the Physician Feedback Reporting Program. We also help them better use the quality and cost measure information contained in the confidential quality and resource use reports (QRURs).

By joining our network you or your organization will receive:

  • Technical assistance for providers using feedback reports (QRURs) to reach goals and benchmarks set by CMS. (For resources and education on the Quality Payment Program (QPP), visit the QPP network.)
  • Education and technical assistance for facilities regarding quality reporting and improvements specific to your facility type, including hospital VBP, CAH inpatient and outpatient reporting, ASC quality reporting, IPF quality reporting, and PCH quality reporting including VBP
  • Monthly electronic updates regarding reporting deadlines, educational events, measure updates and changes specific to your quality reporting program
  • Access to facility specific data reports
  • Consultation in identifying gaps in quality care including disparity and coordination of care utilizing methods, strategies and interventions to improve quality metrics that demonstrate improvement
  • Structured exchanges of information in live and online formats
  • Free educational opportunities including conferences and webinars
  • Positive reinforcement of your contributions gleaned from field experience and innovations
  • Access to consultants to assist you in finding new ways to create value for you and your organization

Join the Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes Network

All providers are encouraged to join our network. To join our network, click here to create a free website account and follow the prompts.

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Quick Links

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Contact Information

Contact Us
Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes
1-866-439-8863
QualityReporting@tmf.org

State Contacts
Arkansas
Julie Kettlewell
Arkansas State Program Director

Steve Chasteen
Quality Specialist

Missouri
Sandy Pogones
Program Manager

Abhi Ray
Program Manager

Oklahoma
Angela Neal

Omolara “Lara” Adedokun

Puerto Rico
Giovanna Fox
Puerto Rico Program Director

Luz Rodriguez
Program Lead

Luz Vadi
Program Lead

Texas
Victor Gonzalez

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May 9 QPP Office Hours

Do We Need an EIDM Account?

Register today for the Let's Talk QPP: Office Hours on Wednesday, May 9, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. If you're reporting through an Electronic Health Record vendor or a registry, you can still benefit from having an account for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Enterprise Identity Management (EIDM) system. TMF consultants will discuss how to use your EIDM account to review feedback reports, identify attributed beneficiaries and log in to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) data submission portal. All questions about the QPP are welcome.

May 15 Webinar

Succeeding in MIPS: Advice from Peers in Solo & Small Group Practices- I

Register today for this Quality Payment Program webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. CT. Owners and employees of solo and small group practices will share common challenges and strategies they’ve encountered and explain how to use these insights to prepare for year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Topics include preparing for the new cost category, setting priorities for MIPS activities in 2018 using reports and data you already possess and more. This is the first of two opportunities to participate in this webinar.

May 17 Webinar

Critical Access Hospitals: Your Essential Resources

Register today for this webinar on Thursday, May 17, noon to 1 p.m. CT. The TMF Quality Innovation Network and Stratis Health will be joined by Flex Grant Coordinators to discuss need-to-know resources for critical access hospitals.

May 17 Webinar

Succeeding in MIPS: Advice from Peers in Solo & Small Group Practices- II

Register today for this Quality Payment Program webinar on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT. Owners and employees of solo and small group practices will share common challenges and strategies they’ve encountered and explain how to use these insights to prepare for year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Topics include preparing for the new cost category, setting priorities for MIPS activities in 2018 using reports and data you already possess and more. This is the second of two opportunities to participate in this webinar.

Texas • Arkansas • Missouri • Oklahoma • Puerto Rico