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.

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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
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (EST), at the Landsbaum Center in Terre Haute, IN
Join us in Southwest Indiana later this month for a collaborative meeting to discuss how we can work together to improve care transitions. At the conference entitled Successful Hand-offs for Touchdowns in Transitions of Care, you'll learn about how change management can improve care transitions across the healthcare continuum. The keynote speaker will be Jackie Conrad, RN, BS, MBA, RCC, an Improvement Advisor who serves as the HRET Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network clinical topic lead for falls, pressure injuries, catheter associated urinary infections, and the critical access affinity group.

View a list of GLPTN conferences and webinars here.


Round II of GLPTN+LEAN begins in January 2018 – Apply today
Applications are being be considered through December 29, 2017, at 5 p.m. (EST) for participation in GLPTN+LEAN Round II, a six-month engagement that will help Indiana organizations of 15+ clinicians make significant improvement in targeted areas. Round II includes an on-site strategy session; LDI training; and two RIEs. Six organizations will be selected. Find out more.

Skill-building opportunity for Indiana GLPTN
If you are interested in enrolling your Indiana-based organization in GLPTN+LDI, a lean methodology-based initiative aimed at improving metrics for Q4 without major workflow disruption, apply here

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