Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Recognized for Patient Care Strategies
TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award honors physician practices for effective care management, preventive health services
Houston (October 30, 2019) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has received a Gold TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for improving patient outcomes in high-priority clinical areas while applying innovative strategies to advance quality healthcare.
The team from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is among more than 3,200 healthcare providers in seven states and Puerto Rico to receive the award. The TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award is based on the four categories of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): quality measures, promoting interoperability, improvement activities, and cost/utilization. Practices were assessed on clinical outcome measures for the 2018 calendar year.
"Delivering quality care requires an ongoing commitment to assessing, testing, and improving processes," said Patrick Carter, M.D., medical director for Care Coordination and Quality Improvement and chief of Family Medicine. "Kelsey-Seybold is honored to receive this award recognizing the value of this work. We look forward to continually finding new ways to provide quality, patient-focused care."
TMF Health Quality Institute and Texas medical associations collaborated to introduce the award program in 2012 to recognize top-performing practices. TMF has since extended the program to include practices in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico.
The award criteria align with national health priorities established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve patient care and satisfaction and promote effective care management. Award recipients demonstrated how they have actively incorporated health information technology and strategies to promote patient engagement and improve the patient experience.
"Physicians and their clinics hold critical frontline roles in healthcare delivery," said Gary W. Floyd, M.D., and chair of the TMF Board of Trustees. "Improving healthcare involves multiple strategies – from applying new technologies to developing programs that promote healthy living. Through coordinated and data-driven strategies, these physicians are making a difference in the lives of their patients and their communities."
For more information about the TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award and to view the complete list of award recipients, visit https://award.tmf.org/.