Working to improve health care

AFMC works in collaboration with Arkansas Medicaid to help the state’s health care professionals and hospitals to offer the best quality care. In 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transitioned the Quality Improvement Organization program, to a regional structure, now referred to as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) program. The new region is led by TMF in Texas and includes Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico, with AFMC responsible for assisting providers in Arkansas.

Together, we’re dedicated to building a better, safer health care system for all Arkansans.

Hospitals and ERs

TMF Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and Quality Improvement Network (QIN)

Medicare quality improvement – Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)

The TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in a collaborative effort to accomplish better care, better health for people and communities and more affordable care through quality improvement.

The TMF QIN-QIO, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico, engages providers, patients, caregivers and stakeholders in Learning and Action Networks focused on various quality improvement initiatives. These networks serve as information hubs for learning, collaborating and elevating the voice of the patient.

Arkansas Medicaid Program logo

Arkansas Medicaid Program

Medicaid quality improvement

AFMC’s Medicaid Quality Improvement (MQI) team works directly with health care providers on specific projects to improve patient care and compliance. Projects are selected for each state fiscal year in conjunction with Arkansas Medicaid and are based on data analysis and research that demonstrates improvement in the project area can be achieved through provider/patient education and awareness.

Once the project is selected, tools and materials are developed for both patients and health care professionals. Team members meet with providers to assess the provider/practice’s needs and offer real-world guidance and assistance.

Active MQI projects

Former MQI project resources

Inpatient Quality Incentive program

More information

Medicaid Episodes of Care

More information on Episodes of Care (external website)

Policy and education

Learn about Medicaid’s policies and educational opportunities

Meet our team

Hospital resources

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Practices

TMF Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and Quality Improvement Network (QIN)

Medicare quality improvement – Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)

The TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in a collaborative effort to accomplish better care, better health for people and communities and more affordable care through quality improvement.

The TMF QIN-QIO, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico, engages providers, patients, caregivers and stakeholders in Learning and Action Networks focused on various quality improvement initiatives. These networks serve as information hubs for learning, collaborating and elevating the voice of the patient.

Arkansas Medicaid Program logo

Arkansas Medicaid Program

Medicaid quality improvement

AFMC’s Medicaid Quality Improvement (MQI) team works directly with health care providers on specific projects to improve patient care and compliance. Projects are selected for each state fiscal year in conjunction with Arkansas Medicaid and are based on data analysis and research that demonstrates improvement in the project area can be achieved through provider/patient education and awareness.

Once the project is selected, tools and materials are developed for both patients and health care professionals. Team members meet with providers to assess the provider/practice’s needs and offer real-world guidance and assistance.

Active MQI projects

Former MQI project resources

Medicaid Episodes of Care

More information on Episodes of Care (external website)

Policy and education

Learn about Medicaid’s policies and educational opportunities

Meet our team

Practices resources

Looking for additional tools?

Find them here

Patient-centered medical home – quality assurance (PCMH-QA)

The patient-centered medical home quality assurance (PCMH-QA) team provides PCMH-enrolled practices training and education regarding quality assurance activities via webinars, onsite visits, emails or phone calls.

Additional PCMH QA activities include:

  • Performing onsite and remote reviews to ensure practices are meeting required metrics and activities
  • Initiating and monitoring the remediation process to enable practices to remediate performance if practices are not meeting the required metrics and activities

For more information or questions, call Doriane Washington at 501-212-8629 or contact PCMH-QA.