The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) was selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) as one of 10 support and alignment networks under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) to provide learning programs and technical assistance to clinicians working with Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs). NRHI High-Value Care SAN will leverage the experiences and successes of its regional health improvement collaborative (RHIC) member organizations to provide educational resources, tools, and technical assistance to clinicians through a variety of learning programs.
Learn more about the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) on the Healthcare Communities website, including the TCPI Change Package, which describes changes needed to transform clinical practice and meet TCPI goals.
About the NRHI High-Value Care Learning Program
What is the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement?
What are Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives?
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What is the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)?
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is one of the largest federal investments made to date to help clinician practices improve their care delivery through collaborative and peer-based learning networks that give them the tools, resources, and data to “transform” how they deliver healthcare.
In September 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) awarded $685 million to 39 national and regional collaborative healthcare transformation networks and supporting organizations, including the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), to implement the initiative. The goal is to help more than 140,000 clinicians get the resources and support they need to:
- Improve the quality of their medical care
- Increase patients’ access to information, and
- Spend healthcare dollars more wisely.
What is the goal of practice transformation?
What organizations will help implement the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)?
Ten Support and Alignment Networks (SAN) will assist Practice Transformation Networks in improving the way they deliver care by providing technical assistance and support for integrating quality and process improvement, and by building on and existing change methodologies, practice transformation tools, published literature, and technical assistance programs.
What role will the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) High-Value Support and Alignment Network (SAN) play?
- Use its expertise in performance measurement to help the initiative utilize accurate and impartial data to help evaluate provider performance for CMS’ Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- Identify regional strategies that advance high-value care that can qualify for the clinical practice improvements required by MIPS and maintenance of certification programs
- Leverage NRHI’s communication infrastructure and tools–including the HealthDoers Network (formerly the Collaborative Health Network), the HealthDoers online platform, NRHI’s newsletters, summits, and social media strategies-to assist with TCPI provider recruitment, promotion, and dissemination of learning
- Engage NRHI’s network of RHICs and their networks of employers, providers, consumers, and others to advance transformation and alternative payment methodologies.
What role will NRHI’s member Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) play in the initiative?
The NRHI SAN will connect NRHI member RHICs with PTNs in their regions to provide the vehicle for supporting transformation efforts on the ground. Three RHICs are leading Practice Transformation Networks, at least four RHICs are serving as sub-contractors to PTNs, and seven are involved in NRHI’s Support and Alignment Network.
Many PTNs will need RHICs’ consultation support and resources to assist with on-the-ground practice transformation activities. The RHICs understanding of local relationships and infrastructure and knowledge of the marketplace puts them in a unique position to provide support to the PTNs.
RHICs (and PTNs) can serve a vital role in helping practices change their workflows to incorporate the technical, data collection practices needed to report data to both payers (insurance companies), purchasers and state agencies. RHICs can become providers’ technical and data collection experts, and develop self-sustaining business models to create and analyze the data needed to transform healthcare going forward.
What are Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs)?
How will providers benefit from participating in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)?
- Person and Family-Centered Care Design
- Continuous, Data-Driven Quality Improvement
- Sustainable Business Operations
Practices interested in being a part of the TCPI effort should complete this form so we can connect you with the appropriate organization: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nrhisan
How will practice transformation be evaluated?
- Phase 1: Set aims
- Phase 2: Use data to drive care
- Phase 3: Achieve progress on aims
- Phase 4: Achieve benchmark status
- Phase 5: Thrive as a business through Pay-for-Value approaches
Who Are the Clinical and Quality Experts and Faculty?
Cally Vinz, Vice President, ICSI
NRHI’s formal partners in this work include:
- Minnesota’s Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement;
- Minnesota Community Measurement;
- Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative;
- Massachusetts Health Quality Partners;
- Maine Quality Counts;
- Oregon’s Health Care Quality Corporation;
- Cleveland’s Better Health Partnership Northeast Ohio; and
- The American Board of Medical Specialties.
Who is the NRHI SAN Team?