AANP and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) are administering an NP SAN for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi)—a new program supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS offers several technical assistance programs to help clinicians successfully participate in one of the two payment tracks under the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
The TCPi is a four-year technical assistance program designed to help clinicians expand their quality improvement capacity, engage in greater peer-to-peer learning and utilize health data to determine gaps and target intervention needs.
The NP SAN promotes NP participation in this historic quality improvement initiative by providing free education, technical assistance and training and access to specialized evidenced-based tools. NPs in either nurse-led or physician-led health care settings are eligible to receive these program benefits. Restrictions apply.
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The NP SAN hosts live webinars, also called Lunch n' Learns, on topics related to patient- and family-centered care, data-driven quality improvement and sustainable business operations. Each live webinar provides you with 45 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes of active question and answer discussion.
No charge to attend
Deanna E. Grimes, DrPH, RN, FAAN (Retired), was a Suzie Conway Endowed Professor in Nursing and head of the division of community health nursing at UTHealth. Her research focused on APRN outcomes, patient adherence and therapies for infectious diseases.
Recorded versions of the live Lunch n' Learn webinars, these on-demand webinars are also available at no cost but no longer include CE credit.
CE sessions that align with the TCPI goals and objectives are available in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative category in the AANP CE Center. Also available are the following recorded sessions from AANP conferences:
2018 AANP National Conference
2017 AANP National Conference
2017 AANP Specialty and Leadership Conference
2017 MIPs Estimator: Use the free Stratis Health MIPS Estimator to determine which measures and data submission methods give you the highest baseline Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) composite score. Then, make workflow changes to improve patient outcomes and work towards improving your MIPS score to achieve the highest possible reimbursement in 2017.
CMS recently awarded $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and education about the Quality Payment Program for clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. NPs and clinicians who have not been successfully referred to a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) after enrolling in NP SAN can look forward to accessing this new program.
Clinicians will receive help choosing and reporting on quality measures, as well as guidance with all aspects of the program, including supporting change management and strategic planning and assessing and optimizing health information technology. As part of that outreach effort, CMS also launched a new telephone helpline for clinicians seeking assistance with the Quality Payment Program. Clinicians may contact the Quality Payment Program by calling 1-866-288-8292 from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. ET or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TCPI Change Package describes the changes needed to transform clinical practice and meet TCPI goals. The driver diagram shows the relationships among goals, the primary drivers that contribute to achieving those goals and the subsequent factors that are necessary to achieve the primary drivers. The change package is a compilation of the interventions developed and tested by others.