Improve the health outcomes of your patients: This initiative will help you implement patient-centered care, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and develop care management strategies for high-risk patients.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) were consciously chosen as founding partners in the TCPI process: NPs have often been excluded from past payment reform efforts. CMS intentionally included NPs in the design and implementation of the TCPI. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of that design and implementation process.
By the end of 2016, 85 percent of Medicare fee-for-service payments will be tied to quality or value: If you are unable to keep up with the changes to health care payments, you could be penalized. Even if you do not join this initiative, you will still be affected by the upcoming changes.