Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network


Enrollment Status: Full/Closed

About the Program

GLPTNFor the past four years, from 2016 to 2019 under the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) worked closely with thousands of Midwest clinics, health centers, and practices in the shift to value-based care. The network aimed 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. 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). 

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Faculty experts from Purdue University and seven other schools partnered 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 worked 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). 

In the 20-page 2019 GLPTN Indiana Program Summary, Purdue Healthcare Advisors (GLPTN's lead organization in Indiana) takes a look back at just how far Indiana's enrolled practices have come in spite of all the obstacles they faced at the beginning of their transformation journey. The report includes a programmatic overview and areas where the network impacted transformation; quality; TCM and CCM; and innovation. It also lists GLPTN's Exemplary Practices, organizations that transitioned to an APM, and individuals who received lean training certification.


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.

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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