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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Naloxone is now more accessible to prevent overdoses from opioids like Fentanyl
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an over-the-counter naloxone nasal spray. Called Narcan, the medicine that can reverse an opioid-related overdose can now be purchased in drug, convenience and grocery stores, as well as at gas stations and online.
Coryell Health: Reducing 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rates by Enhancing Care Transitions
In early 2021, Coryell Health, a 25-bed critical access hospital (CAH) in Gatesville, Texas, observed an increase in 30-day all-cause readmission rates each quarter during 2020. The Coryell team focused intervention efforts on the transitional care management department with the goal of reducing the readmission rate by 2 percent by June 2022
LTC Temporary Waivers Ending in Texas
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission Long-term Care (LTC) Regulation has published Provider Letter 2023-05, which describes the waivers that are ending, the waivers still in place and the waivers that previously ended in regard to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
HHSC Warns Texans About Scammers Targeting Lone Star Cards
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is receiving an increase in reports of scams targeting clients who use Lone Star Cards and is urging Texans who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits to monitor purchases on their Lone Star Card through the Your Texas Benefits mobile app.
FDA Intergovernmental Affairs COVID-19 Update
On Feb. 1, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the Letters of Authorization for two emergency use authorizations (EUAs), Paxlovid and Lagevrio, to remove the requirement for positive COVID-19 test results to prescribe these products. The agency continues to recommend that providers use direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing to help diagnose COVID-19.
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