Hospital Quality Improvement Initiative


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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Utilization of Z Codes for Social Determinants of Health among a Sample of Medicare Advantage Enrollees, 2017 and 2019
This Data Highlight report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid analyzes the use of Z codes for social determinants of health data in a sample of Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees drawn from a single, nationwide insurer from 2016 through 2019, which shows low rates of Z code utilization in MA at the enrollee and claims-level.
New CMS Rule Addresses Providing Care to Underserved Communities
This article addresses a new ruling from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that promotes high-quality patient support and rewards hospitals that provide the safest care.
Anticoagulation-Associated Adverse Drug Events in Hospitalized Patients Across Two Time Periods
The objective of this study published in "The American Journal of Medicine" was to determine the clinical characteristics, types, severity, causes and outcomes of anticoagulation-associated adverse drug events from 2015-2020 (a contemporary period following implementation of an electronic health record, infusion device technology and anticoagulant dosing nomograms) and to compare them with those of a historical period (2004-2009).
CMS Announces New Dementia Care Model for Medicare Patients
Medicare beneficiaries with dementia could have better access to coordinated care under a model announced in August 2023 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Six TMF HQIC Partners Named Top Critical Access Hospitals
Six hospitals participating in TMF Health Quality Institute’s Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) program were recently recognized as top critical access hospitals for best practice in Quality and Patient Satisfaction by the National Rural Health Association.
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