Physician Practice Quality  Improvement Award

TCRS has received a TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award

In The News | 10-18-2017

Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists (TCRS) Recognized for Exemplary Performance on Nationally Recognized Clinical Outcome Measures

Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists in Dallas, Texas has received a 2016-2017 TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award for demonstrating excellence in health care quality through effective care management and the reliable delivery of preventive health services.

Presented by TMF Health Quality Institute, Texas Medical Association and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the award honors physician practices for improving patient outcomes while applying technologies and strategies to support effective care management and comprehensive preventative health services. TCRS was one of 97 physician practices in three states and the territory of Puerto Rico to receive the award.

“Providers like TCRS are setting standards for providing care that is effective, reliable and patient-focused,” said Steven L. Gates, DO, FACOI, chair of the TMF Board of Trustees. “Their leadership in process improvement is helping to transform health care and create better outcomes for their patients.”

The TMF Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award is based on four components: top performance on nationally recognized clinical outcome measures; regular use of population care management methods; participation in data reporting quality initiatives; and implementation of tools and processes to promote patient engagement and improve the patient’s experience. Practices were assessed on clinical outcome measures for the 2016 calendar year.

The award criteria aligns with national health priorities established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve patient care and satisfaction, promote effective care management and encourage preventative health services, including patient education, early detection and chronic disease management.

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