Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN)
Enrollment Status: Full/Closed
From 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).
ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION / FUNDING
The 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).
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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.
If you are with an Indiana-based FQHC, apply for participation in the CCM for FQHCs Initiative for assistance in implementing the new Chronic Care Management (CCM) code focused on improving diabetes A1c compliance. You'll receive education; training on implementing a new standard work; a method for tracking outcomes; and a platform for sharing best practices and lessons learned. Deadline to apply is July 31.