Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative

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TMF Health Quality Institute helps hospitals participating in the Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative (HQIC) reduce all-cause patient harm and readmissions in rural, medically underserved and vulnerable populations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has contracted with TMF to work with qualifying hospitals. Together, we will identify solutions to improve health care outcomes and improve patient care in your facility.

As a member of the HQIC network, you have access to the latest news, resources, learning opportunities and forum discussions. Your hospital and health care providers work hard every day to provide safe reliable quality care. TMF looks forward to partnering with you to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to your patients.

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New CMS Resources Are Now Available on the QPP Resource Library
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added several new Quality Payment Program (QPP) resources to the QPP Resource Library.
FDA Issues Food Industry Guidance for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 70 percent of total sodium intake is from sodium added during food manufacturing and commercial food preparation. The FDA has issued new, voluntary short-term sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers, chain restaurants and food service operators to advance the FDA's whole-of-government approach to nutrition and health and improve future health outcomes.
Online course focused on prescribing medications for treating opioid use disorder
Providers Clinical Support System is hosting a six-session online course focused on the implementation of prescribing medications for treating opioid use disorder in a variety of health care settings. The course content is built around the EPIS (Explore, Prepare, Implement, Sustain) Framework of implementation.
CMS News: MIPS Important Dates and Deadlines
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind clinicians of important Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) dates and deadlines.
CMS Updates 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback and 2022 MIPS Payment Adjustments; PY 2020 Performance Category Reweighting Requests Due to COVID-19 Will Be Accepted Through Nov. 29, 2021
On Sept. 27, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) corrected MIPS scoring logic, which resulted in changes to performance feedback, including 2020 final scores and 2022 MIPS payment adjustments. Read this document for reweighting details.
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