The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) helps physicians and clinicians transition from volume- to value-based care. The TCPI model assists clinicians in improving the way they deliver care. The model provides technical assistance to support the integration of quality and process improvement, applying change methodologies, practice transformation tools, published literature, and technical assistance programs. Clinicians supported by TCPI include primary and specialty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical pharmacists.
GHA, through the Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN), is administrating the TCPI in Georgia. Compass PTN is one of 39 organizations selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center. The Compass PTN is led by a unique and diverse group of non-profit and provider health care organizations.
The American health care system is transforming from a volume-based to a value-based reimbursement model. For physicians and other clinicians, the ability to improve processes is now key to future reimbursement. Programs like the Physician Quality Reporting System and meaningful use have been early federal attempts to prepare providers for that future. In 2015, the passage of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation dramatically stepped up federal efforts to instill performance improvement as a key component of provider reimbursement.
Through the TCPI, providers are preparing for what is coming. Compass PTN participants advance through five transformation stages of clinic-level performance improvement data to change care delivery. Practices engage patients and communities as partners to improve both quality and patient safety.
This national initiative is funded through a four-year cooperative agreement. There is no monetary cost for clinicians and practices to participate.