The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) along with Healthcare Dynamics International (HCDI) has been awarded funding through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI).
On September 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $685 million to 39 national and regional collaborative healthcare transformation networks and supporting organizations to provide technical assistance support to help prepare more than 140,000 clinicians with innovative tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and spend dollars more wisely.
TCPI is one of the largest federal investments uniquely designed to support clinician practices through nationwide, collaborative, and peer-based learning networks that facilitate practice transformation. The TCPI is one part of a unique strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act to strengthen the quality of patient care and manage health care expenditures, ultimately saving the taxpayer from substantial costs.
Who? TCPI is open to primary and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, and their private practices to improve the delivery of care. To participate in TCPI, physicians and clinicians should be on the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) list of eligible participants. If a physician or clinician is not on the currently enrolled in PQRS, the HCDI TCPI SAN can assist in facilitating enrollment.
However, you cannot participate if you are enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Pioneer ACOs, Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative or Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice programs.
What? As a TCPI participant you will:
- Receive free training, technical assistance, materials and coaching on practice transformation
- Receive a practice transformation readiness assessment - to change to MACRA payment mechanism, to start Jan. 1, 2017
- Receive free training on cultural and linguistically sensitive delivery of care - to demonstrate value care in Hispanic patient panels
- Receive free training on the collection and use of data stratified by race, ethnicity and language
- Learn how to effectively engage patients and families in care planning from high performers
- Be part of the national leadership in practice transformation efforts - EMR, billing with quality and value care
- Receive performance measurements for diabetes outcomes, where necessary
NHMA urges you to consider that transformation of healthcare delivery means you need to understand the concepts, and your team needs to be trained to have savings, efficient documentation, patient-centered care that is coordinated ---with value and quality in your practice - academic or community!
If you are interested in receiving more information about the TCPI, have questions or would like to register, please go to: www.tcpisan.org and check out TCPI brochure.