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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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Contact Information

Contact Us
Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes

State Contacts
Julie Kettlewell
Arkansas State Program Director

Steve Chasteen
Quality Specialist

Sandy Pogones
Program Manager

Abhi Ray
Program Manager

Angela Neal

Omolara “Lara” Adedokun

Puerto Rico
Giovanna Fox
Puerto Rico Program Director

Luz Rodriguez
Program Lead

Luz Vadi
Program Lead

Victor Gonzalez

April 10-11 Virtual Conference

2018 TMF QIN Learning and Action Virtual Conference

Register today to attend the annual TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization’s virtual conference. This year’s free event will be held April 10-11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT, and will focus on patient and clinician engagement in quality improvement. Attendees from all health care settings are encouraged to attend to learn about strategies and solutions to implement to overcome a variety of challenges facing the health care community today. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. Visit the event webpage to view the agenda and register.

Feb. 22 Webinar

Implications of the 2018 Final Rule for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices: II

Register today for this webinar on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, from 10 - 11 a.m. CT for this webinar. Participants will learn key changes for Year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, tips for small practices on how to respond to adjustments and more. This is the second of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

March 8 Webinar

Utilizing Data to Support Readmissions Reduction Efforts for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Register today for this TMF Quality Innovation Network presentation on March 8, 2018, noon - 1 p.m. CT, to learn about using data to support readmissions reduction efforts for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs). Participants will learn how they can use data reports to aid in their decision-making process of intervention selection and implementation. Speakers will review Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiatives and how they relate to readmission reduction efforts for IPFs.

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