Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a Practice Transformation Network (PTN)?
Practice Transformation Networks are peer-based learning networks designed to coach, mentor and assist clinicians in developing core competencies specific to practice transformation. PTNs provide practices with technical assistance, support, and tools to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend dollars more wisely. Learn more here.
What’s the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)?
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation. The initiative is designed to support more than 140,000 clinician practices over the next four years in sharing, adapting and further developing their comprehensive quality improvement strategies. The initiative is one part of a strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act to strengthen the quality of patient care and spend health care dollars more wisely. At $685 million, the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is one of the largest federal investments uniquely designed to support clinician practices. Learn more here.
Who’s eligible to join?
All provider groups, health centers, clinics or hospitals in the Southeast are encouraged to participate. In order to take full advantage of our transformation package, it is recommended that applying practices have an EHR. Primary Care Physicians, Specialists, Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are eligible provider types. Practices currently under Pioneer ACO or Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) agreements are not eligible to participate. However, groups with commercial ACO contracts may participate.
Why is it free?
Our PTN's resources and tools are funded by CMS through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, in an effort to support providers in successfully transitioning to value-based care.
Will this be burdensome to my practice and providers?
Through the design of our transformation package and approach, we're making every effort to ensure that disruption to the practice is minimized, and providers spend their days doing what they do best: caring for patients. As opposed to layering on additional work, we will seek ways to optimize processes and roles to gain efficiencies and reduce the transformational burden. Change is never easy, but our PTN will provide the structure and support to make it as enjoyable and productive as possible.