Compass Practice Transformation Network (Compass PTN) is one of 29 Practice Transformation Network (PTN) funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide hands-on quality improvement support and peer-based learning networks to clinicians for the purpose of developing the skills and tools needed to improve care delivery and prepare for successful performance in the value-based health care environment. Compass PTN is administrating Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) in Georgia that helps physicians and clinicians transition form volume to value-based care. The TCPI model assists clinicians in improving the way they deliver care.

The Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation continues partnership with the Medical Association of Georgia to recruit physicians for TCPI

Providing Clinicians and Physicians with the Support and Tools to Thrive in Value-Based Care

The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) is actively recruiting Georgia physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners (clinicians) to join the Compass Practice Transformation Network (Compass PTN), which is part of the national initiative Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) and aims to help physicians and clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation in primary and specialty care practice settings. The Compass PTN, established by the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, supports physicians and clinicians across six states in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

GHA quality advisors will work with physicians and clinicians to achieve the five phases of transformation to prepare for the 2019 alternative payment models while improving and sustaining quality care practices.

Benefits include:

  • Improved health outcomes for patients;
  • Improved care coordination through connectivity;
  • Better engaged patients and families in their care;
  • Improved patient, clinician and staff satisfaction; and
  • Reduced overall cost of care.

Additional questions can be answered by Compass PTN Leads Joyce Reid, 770-249-4545.

Not enrolled in Compass PTN yet? Enroll now! For more information read over the FAQs of Compass PTN. Still have questions? Contact Rhett Partin at 770-249-4502.

GHAREF and ACP is hosting a webinar on 'Changing Times Managing Chronic Pain & Keeping Patients Safe'

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. the Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation (GHAREF), through the Compass Practice Transformation Network (Compass PTN) grant, partnered with the Georgia Chapter America College of Physician's to host the 'Changing Times Managing Chronic Pain & Keeping Our Patients Safe,' webinar.

Featured speaker Theresa Vettese, MD, FACP, Emory University School of Medicine Professor of the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics Department of Medicine, will educate practicing physicians, internal medicine residents and medical students on safe opioid prescriptions.

To join the webinar:

1. Click here

2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).

3. Enter the session password: Pha0920

4. Click 'Join Now'.

5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Click here to view in other time zones or languages.

To join the session by phone only, dial 1-877-443-9072, 5-10 minutes prior to the webinar.

There is no charge to attend this webinar. If CME credit is required, please send your name, title, credentials, organization and email address to Tyra Brown to recieve the post-webinar survey and the certificate.

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Approved for 1 contact hour.


The Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits by the Georgia Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Approved for 1 contact hour in professional development / integrity, resident care management, leadership skills, and management.

Contact Tyra Brown, 770-249-4587 for more information.