Process Improvement Initiatives for GLPTN's Indiana Clinicians

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation (GLPTN), in partnership with Purdue Healthcare Advisors' lean services team, is providing to select Indiana-based members the opportunity to improve Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) scores in the Quality and Improvement Activities categories though process improvement-related skill-building and project-facilitation initiatives.  


GLPTN+LDIGLPTN is calling for applicants to participate in a new, lean methodology-based initiative aimed at improving MIPS scores for Q4 2017 without major workflow disruption. Lean Daily Improvement (LDI) is a continuous improvement process run at the point of service, making small but meaningful daily adjustments to how we work and behave in order to move or hold a metric. These systematic, small-step changes can be made while work is being done.

The GLPTN+LDI initiative, which runs from September 15 to December 31, 2017, will teach participants how to scope a project; create new standard work; collect and display data visually; run team huddles to get to root causes; assign corrective actions; and keep the process moving.

Apply NowApplicants must select from one of the following focus areas for an LDI project:

  1. Depression Screening
  2. Diabetes Control (A1C)
  3. Hypertension Control
  4. Transitional Care Management (TCM) enhancements
  5. Chronic Care Management (CCM) enhancements

The first three project options are the core clinical measures GLPTN is committed to helping its clients improve. If you choose TCM or CCM enhancements, your organization should not be in the initial stages of implementing the code.

Client-organizations of all sizes and medical specialties are eligible to apply for GLPTN+LDI, but they must be participating GLPTN members based in Indiana. GLPTN will select twelve (12) candidates based on their applications. Only one (1) applicant per organization need apply.

Selected candidates should expect:

  • to launch their project in October following some pre-work in September;
  • to work toward an LDI certification;
  • to attend a 1 to 1-1/2 hour online session about proper scoping of a project;
  • to attend four, two-hour online-facilitated training sessions (total of 8 hours);
  • coaching throughout the duration of the project; and
  • to complete the selected LDI project in 3-1/2 months.

Applications will be accepted no later than 5 p.m. on August 30, 2017



Are you interested in building capacity for ongoing practice improvement? GLPTN is providing to select members a grant-subsidized package of lean services worth more than $12K.

GLPTN+LEANThis opportunity is for Indiana-based GLPTN members only.

The GLPTN+LEAN engagement consists of an initial prep session and walk through; a session devoted to identifying improvement opportunities; two Purdue Healthcare Advisors-facilitated Rapid Improvement Events (RIEs); and training to develop two (2) Lean Daily Improvement (LDI) Facilitators and two (2) Lean Practitioners. Implementation of this formal, process improvement methodology may benefit all areas of an organization as well as satisfy components of MIPS.

A half dozen Indiana organizations are participating in the first round of the GLPTN+LEAN initiative. Registration is now closed, but further rounds are anticipated in 2018.





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


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