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. Download our fact sheet (PDF) to learn more.

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Community health workers help patients manage diabetes in Bexar County, Texas
This article in the San Antonio Express-News highlights a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine in September 2022 which found that one-third of patients were able to control their type 2 diabetes after building a trusting relationships with promotores, or community health workers.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Novavax Booster Authorized
How can your health care office bill for administering the Novavax booster? Who is eligible to receive the Novavax booster? Read the latest entry in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Medicare Learning Network newsletter for the new CPT codes and list of eligibility.
The Joint Commission R3 Report: New Requirement to Reduce Health Care Disparities
Effective Jan. 1, 2023, new and revised requirements to reduce health care disparities will apply to organizations in the Joint Commission’s ambulatory health care, behavioral health care and human services, critical access hospital, and hospital accreditation programs. This report provides the rationale and references that The Joint Commission employs in the development of new requirements.
Scholarships for EMS Education and Training Available from DSHS
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced they are providing Emergency Medical Service scholarships to help interested Texans complete education and training to begin careers in the EMS field. The Texas Legislature provided $21 million to fund the scholarships for students using approved EMS education programs and licensed EMS providers, with special attention given to rural and other underserved areas of Texas.
Gov. Ricketts Extends Executive Orders to Facilitate Hospital Planning & Strengthen Healthcare Workforce
This article announces that Gov. Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to extend previous executive orders made to facilitate hospital planning and ensure additional healthcare workforce capacity.
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