The Practice Transformation Network (PTN) program is designed to help participants develop the tools, skills and knowledge necessary to successfully participate in shared savings programs and other alternative payment models. The PTN program is a demonstration project from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that was designed as part of their Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI) to help providers transition from fee-based to value based care by creating an affordable, replicable framework that results in the best possible health for our communities at the lowest possible cost, and strengthens and preserves the safety net.
The Consortium has been awarded up to $31 million to provide technical assistance to assist providers in redesigning their ambulatory practices to maximize their success under the new value-based payment models. The Consortium provides providers with the tools to set up a Medicare-billable care coordination program. These tools include the necessary IT infrastructure and a 24-hour Nurse Advice hotline. We use data from electronic health records to help providers facilitate and optimize their ambulatory quality scores. The Consortium also engages with physicians and practice leaders to provide guidance on how to participate in and increase revenue through Alternative Payment Models.
Participants in Medicare Shared Savings Models are not eligible for assistance through this program.
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) will assist 140,000 clinicians in improving the way they deliver care by providing technical assistance support for integrating quality and process improvement, and by building on and spreading existing change methodologies, practice transformation tools, published literature, and technical assistance programs. Clinicians that will be supported by TCPI include primary and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, and their practices.
For a brief overview of TCPI, please click here.