The Group Practice Forum partnered with the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) and Symphony Performance Health Analytics (SPH Analytics) to form QualityImpact, a CMS-funded Practice Transformation Network (PTN) in the Southeastern US. QualityImpact offers practices with facilitation, resources, and tools to support their journey toward alternative payment models. The “package” that is offered at no cost includes a population health IT solution, customized care delivery consulting support, and clinical coaching.
With the transition to value-based care and the upcoming alternative payment models, CMS has launched the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) to support practices and enable their success in this new environment. CMS aims to support more than 150,000 clinicians across the US over the next four years in their transition to value-based, patient-centered healthcare services.
The Practice Transformation Network is designed to develop quality improvement strategies of participating providers and practices. Through access to actionable data from SPH Analytics’ MDInsight (population health platform), GPF provides care delivery consulting to enable improved efficiency and quality. GPF targets standardization of processes, care coordination techniques, and team-based care design, with the goal of helping participating practices achieve the Quadruple Aim: better outcomes, lower costs, satisfied patients, and satisfied providers.
To date, over 2,300 providers have enrolled in the COSEHC PTN, far exceeding CMS’s first year recruitment goal of 1,900.