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Physician Quality Award

Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 – 2017 Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for their commitment to improving patient care! View the list of award recipients.

Please complete our Contact Us form to sign up to receive information about the next award cycle.

TMF Health Quality Institute sponsors the Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award Program in partnership with the Texas Medical Association, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians, Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association, Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and the Puerto Rico Medical Association. Any practice in the state of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and the territory of Puerto Rico with one or more licensed physicians providing care for Medicare fee-for-service patients is eligible to participate.

All practicing provider(s) must not have been disciplined or excluded by any federal or state regulatory agency, licensing board or health care facility in the last five years.

What are the criteria?

Download the Program Overview (PDF) and Criteria (PDF) to learn what your practice needed to do to prepare to apply for an award. Clinical outcome measures included in the program are based on the practice’s performance for the time period of 12 months ending either Dec. 31, 2016, or the first quarter of calendar year 2017 (March 31, 2017).

What is the process and timeline for the award program?

  • April 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016, OR March 31, 2017: Quality Improvement Period
    Practices focused on providing exemplary care and using health information technology to meet or exceed the criteria established.

  • April 1 - June 10, 2017: Application Period
    Practices must have completed and submited an online application to be considered for the award.

  • June 11 - Aug. 31, 2017: Review Period
    The Physician Practice Quality Award Review Panel reviewed the submitted applications and determined the award recipients.

  • Fall 2017: Award Notification
    Practices were notified as to whether or not they met the criteria to receive a Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award. Award recipients will receive a commemorative plaque to display in their practice and recognition through a media campaign.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about the program, please contact

View recipients of the 2013-2014 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award.

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