Challenge:

Launched by CMS, the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) is one of the largest federal programs uniquely designed to support over 140,000 clinician practices through nationwide, collaborative, and peer-based learning networks that facilitate large-scale practice transformation. Under this program, Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) from across the country are working to coach, mentor, and assist clinicians in developing core competencies as they move through the TCPi phases of practice transformation.

Solution:

Our network, the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (PTN) is a collaborative effort involving trusted organizations and over 2,300 clinicians in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We help practices achieve the “Quadruple Aim” in the care delivery to healthier people, better patient care, smarter spending, and to increase the joy that provider teams find in their work, while decreasing inappropriate utilization of tests and procedures, and reducing the burden for providers and their teams.

Benefit:

The Northern New England PTN is leading the way to prioritize actions that pay for value, empower people, activate communities, and connect care. We have surpassed the goals related to engagement, outcomes, and savings. Through our work, over 67,000 patients have had improved outcomes and over 12,000 ED and inpatient visits have been avoided, resulting in cost savings of over $120M.

In 2018, the Northern New England PTN was recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for an “excellence Patient and Family Engagement” award for our leadership in implementing person and family engagement strategies to transform clinical practice and improve health outcomes.