The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is a learning and diffusion model being tested by CMS in which coordinated national technical assistance will enable large scale transformation in order to deliver better care that will result in better health outcomes at lower costs. The TCPI model will assist clinicians in changing the way care is delivered by integrating quality and process improvements to build on and spread existing change methodologies, practice transformation tools, published literature, key learnings, and technical assistance programs. For the TCPI model, clinicians include primary care and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, and their respective practices.
By enrolling TCPI, you will:
Receive FREE training, customized technical assistance, educational materials and peer coaching on clinical practice transformation
Receive a practice transformation readiness survey
Receive FREE training on the collection and use of data, stratified by race, ethnicity, and language
Learn how to effectively engage patients and families within care planning
Receive performance measurements for diabetes outcomes, when necessary
Receive FREE sensitivity training on cultural and linguistic delivery of care, when requested
By participating in TCPI, practices will be able to receive the technical assistance and peer-level support they need to deliver care in a patient-centric and efficient manner, which is increasingly being demanded by health care payers and purchasers as part of a transformed care delivery system. Participating clinicians will thus be better positioned for success in the health care market of the future – one that rewards value and outcomes rather than volume.
TCPI funds two types of collaborative networks—Practice Transformation Networks (PTN) and Support and Alignment Networks (SAN). PTNs are peer-based learning networks that coach, mentor and assist clinicians in developing core competencies specific to practice transformation. SANs utilize national and regional professional associations and public-private partnerships to ensure sustainability of these efforts and support the recruitment of clinician practicesserving small, rural and medically underserved communities.
Dr. Rodney Hood is an internal medicine physician who has been practicing for over 40 years. During his illustrious career, he has been a trailblazer in health care quality, racial and ethnic health disparities. His private practice, CareView Medical Group, located in San Diego, CA, recently enrolled in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. Watch Dr. Hood explain the various benefits and incentives to signing up for this great opportunity that prepares practices and clinicians like Dr. Hood’s for the changing healthcare payment reform system as it transitions from “volume” to “value.”