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TMF Health Quality Institute to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for CMS

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CONTACT: Emilie Fennell
Director, Communications and External Relations

Austin, Texas – Oct. 15, 2020 –The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to TMF Health Quality Institute to serve as a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) within its Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC).

HQICs will provide targeted quality improvement assistance to small, rural and critical access hospitals and those hospitals that have been identified by CMS as requiring technical assistance. CMS has directed HQICs to use innovation to drive results and to implement data-driven quality improvement interventions to assist hospitals in ensuring the safety and quality of care delivered to all Medicare beneficiaries.

HQICs will partner with the targeted hospitals to help address needs such as infection control, pandemic readiness and response, a concerted response to the opioid epidemic and patient safety.

TMF Health Quality Institute can be contacted at or 512-334-1642. For more information on hospital quality improvement, please visit

About TMF Health Quality Institute
TMF Health Quality Institute focuses on improving lives by improving the quality of health care through contracts with federal, state and local governments, as well as private organizations. For more than 45 years, TMF has helped health care providers and practitioners in a variety of settings improve care for their patients.

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This material was prepared by The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), the Data Validation and Administrative support contractor (DVA), under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 12SOW/Bizzell/DVAC-0196-08/31/20