Between 2015 and 2019, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) administered an NP SAN for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) — a program supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The TCPi was 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 promoted nurse practitioner (NP) participation in this historic quality improvement initiative by providing free education, technical assistance and training and access to specialized evidence-based tools. The program concluded in September 2019. NPs can still access the free educational content from this program until September 2020.
Recorded versions of the Lunch n' Learn webinars are 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
2019 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.
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.