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TMF QIN

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, Physician Feedback Reporting Program and use of the quality and cost measure information contained in the confidential quality and resource use reports (QRURs).

Why Participate?

Participating Physicians and Practitioners

Our consultants work with eligible physicians, physician groups and other health care practitioners to prepare them to meet the requirements of the CMS Value-Based Payment Modifier program in which a publically reportable performance, as displayed on CMS’ Physician Compare website, determines payments by incorporating quality measures and cost of care data. We assist these providers to report via the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the value-based payment modifier/Physician Feedback program.

Participating Health Care Settings, including Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities and Ambulatory Surgery Centers

We also work with inpatient psychiatric facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, acute care and critical access hospitals, inpatient and outpatient hospital departments and Prospective Payment System-exempt Cancer Hospitals who are members of our network to meet or exceed national reporting requirements for the Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting Programs and the Hospital Value-Based Payment Program (HVBP). Public reporting of quality measures and value-based payment performance data on the CMS Hospital Compare website will remain an essential component of HVBP and CMS’ other quality reporting programs.

By joining our network you or your organization will receive:

  • Technical assistance using feedback reports (QRURs) to reach goals and benchmarks set by CMS and assistance with PQRS reporting measures, analysis and submission by any method, including credit for a single data submission
  • Education and technical assistance regarding the Hospital VBP and Value-Based Payment Modifier and understand the relationships between PQRS and other programs that affect providers
  • 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, web-based and online formats
  • Free educational opportunities including conferences and webinars
  • Positive reinforcement of your contributions gleaned from field experience and innovations
  • A relentless focus from our consultants on finding new ways to help and 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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Nov. 28 Webinar

The Meaningful Measures Initiative

Register today for this webinar from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The presentation will be given by Dr. Pierre Yong, Director of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group (QMVIG) in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS, and Dr. Theodore Long, Acting Senior Medical Officer of QMVIG, and will cover how to improve patient care through quality improvement efforts and measures.

Dec. 6 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: QPP Year 2 Overview

Register here for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will answer questions about the recently issued final rule for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). While the discussion will focus on preparing for the 2018 performance year, all QPP questions are welcome.

Dec. 12 Webinar

Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices I

Register here for this webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CT to learn about how to prepare for submitting data to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by March 2018. A panel of experts will focus on how small practices can avoid penalties in 2017, what steps to take if your practice lacks a certified electronic health record system and how to meet minimum MIPS requirements. This is the first of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Dec. 13 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: QPP Year 2 Deeper Dive

Register here for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will take a closer look at changes and requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). All QPP questions are welcome.

Dec. 14 Webinar

Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices II

Register here for this webinar on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from 10 – 11 a.m. CT to learn about how to prepare for submitting data to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by March 2018. A panel of experts will focus on how small practices can avoid penalties in 2017, what steps to take if your practice lacks a certified electronic health record system and how to meet minimum MIPS requirements. This is the second of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Dec. 20 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: MIPS Reporting for 2017

Register today for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will discuss 2017 reporting for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which must be completed between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2018. All QPP questions are welcome.

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