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.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 24
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country. Visit the Drug Enforcement Administration's official Take Back Day website for more information and to find year-round collection sites near you.
2021 MIPS Guide to Using a QCDR or Qualified Registry
This guide (PDF) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services helps clinicians, groups, virtual groups and/or Alternative Payment Model (APM) entities with the selection of a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and Qualified Registry for participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
2021 Facility-Based Measurement Quick Start Guide
This CMS guide (PDF) provides an overview of the process used to assess performance at the facility level for select MIPS-eligible clinicians, groups and virtual groups, whose primary health care responsibilities take place in hospital settings.
2021 Scores for Improvement Activities in MIPS APMs
This CMS resource (PDF) lists the MIPS Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and their corresponding scores for Improvement Activities in the 2021 performance period.
2021 MIPS Eligibility and Participation Guide
This CMS guide (PDF) details Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility and participation in 2021.
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