MACRA Bytes: Two in a Series of Educational Messages – CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative – Why Join QualityImpact PTN Now?

In the first article of our series, we provided an overview of The Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI) launched by CMS and its role in transitioning volume-driven clinical practices to value-based, patient-centered health care practices. QualityImpact, the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control’s (COSEHC) Practice Transformation Network is one of 29 other practice transformation networks receiving TCPI funding to facilitate this transformation.

QualityImpact is CMS’ conduit and agent to work locally with provider groups to assist them in preparation and readiness for alternative payment models and MACRA. QualityImpact covers nine states across the Southeast including Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The goal is to recruit 3,400 providers (physicians, NPs and PAs) into the TCPI (Transformation Clinical Practices Initiative); a four year program aimed to transform healthcare delivery. The QualityImpact PTN presents a tremendous opportunity for practices to receive support and resources to enable their success in transitioning to value-based reimbursement. Participation in the PTN will give you access to a comprehensive transformation “package” at no cost, including:

  • MDinsight – A sophisticated, interoperable population health management platform
  • Care Delivery Consulting – Process improvement facilitation enabling improved efficiency, quality, and proactive patient management
  • Clinical Quality Improvement – Expert-led guidance and CME tailored to care gaps/opportunities

QualityImpact’s transformation package is tailored to each practice, is minimally disruptive and is practical in nature. It offers an opportunity to break down the siloes that exist in the market between public and private payers by aligning clinical metrics and payment incentives and creating a full population health approach across all populations.

QualityImpact also has a strong foundation of a robust clinical advisory board with a number of subject experts across key chronic disease areas that drive specific clinical areas around chronic disease management from an operational and clinical delivery standpoint.

QualityImpact fosters shared learnings among practices to share best practices and key learnings. Lastly, QualityImpact will give your practice a chance to be a part of a national platform and demonstrate to CMS the great outcomes that your practice is achieving. QualityImpact is enrolling providers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The inevitable transition to value-based care will present significant challenges to our members. QualityImpact presents a tremendous opportunity for your practice to receive CMS-funded support and resources free of cost to help you be successful in this new environment.

To join or learn more about QualityImpact, (the Georgia Academy endorsed PTN) contact Debra Simmons at or visit our website,

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