Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN)


Enrollment Status: Full/Closed


GLPTNFrom 2015-2019, the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) aims to guide 15,000+ clinicians in five states (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio) through the CMS-identified five phases of patient-centric practice transformation necessary to effectively participate in value-based payment systems.

Faculty experts from Purdue University and seven other schools are partnering with Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) to assist providers with the anticipated challenges of preparing for value-based care. QIAs coach providers to help them meet associated milestones as well as clinical and operational results. They work on the providers schedule to:

  • enhance clinician participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS); 
  • establish Chronic Care Management programs within practices and leverage new Medicare billing code changes; 
  • provide clarity on Quality Payment Program (QPP) 2019 reimbursement adjustments; and 
  • provide exclusive access to CMEs and other opportunities through Support & Alignment Networks (SANs). 

Find out more on the GLPTN website and download the GLPTN two-page flyer.


Doctors around a computerThe 3,000+ Indiana providers participating in the GLPTN are those whose practice or hospital is not already participating in a CMS Accountable Care Organization (ACO). 

Funding: Purdue Healthcare Advisors and Purdue University are among 32 partners participating in the GLPTN led by Dr. Malaz Boustani, M.D., at the Indiana University School of Medicine, which was awarded $46.4M in September of 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Other partners include three Regional Extension Centers; seven other universities; three State Departments of Health; and five regional Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).


Related Links:

IU Med School Leading 'Transformational' Program (Inside Indiana Business)

IU School of Medicine receives Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative Award (Indiana University)

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care (HHS)

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-003 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Allison Bryan-Jungels
Allison Bryan-Jungels
Senior Advisor-GLPTN Network QI Lead, and GLPTN Indiana Program Manager


Onsite: Successful Hand-offs for Touchdowns in Transitions of Care

Four opportunities to participate in this 1/2-day session (from 1-5 p.m. local time):

  • Apr. 11, 2018, at the University of Southern Indiana campus in Evansville, IN
  • Apr. 12, 2018, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, IN
  • May 14, 2018, at Manchester College School of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne, IN
  • May 15, 2018, at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, IN

Join us on one of the above days to discuss how we can work together to improve care transitions. The goal of these events, sponsored by Purdue Healthcare Advisors, GLPTN, the Indiana Hospital Association, and Qsource, is to help you understand the process of change management for improving care transitions across the healthcare continuum. You'll learn to identify data from patients' and providers' shared stories and experiences; be able to describe improvement opportunities from the Transitional Care Management process; identify regional opportunities from case presentations; and collectively engage community healthcare providers in improving care transitions.


View a list of GLPTN conferences and webinars here.


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