Free Assistance To Help Transform Practice/Get Ready for MACRA

Dear Georgia Academy of Family Physician Members,

It’s my pleasure to share that Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is partnering with the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) and the American Board of Family Medicine, both recipients of the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) grant. QualityImpact, the COSEHC Practice Transformation Network (PTN) along with the ABFM’s PRIME Support and Alignment Network (SAN), will serve providers in the Southeastern U.S. over the next four years in preparing them for new payment models and MACRA.

Practices that enroll in the QualityImpact PTN will receive a comprehensive, transformation “package” at no cost that includes:

·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 tailored to care gaps/opportunities

To this package, the ABFM PRIME SAN is adding, at no cost to PTN enrollees:

·PRIME Registry free for 3 years to 6,000 ABFM board-certified Family Physicians-the first family medicine specialty registry, also open to your primary care colleagues. PRIME is a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) allowing you to submit for PQRS and MACRA/MIPS and APMs to come, qualifies for Meaningful Use Objective 10, and currently supports more than 90 EHRs and 42 electronic clinical quality measures

·Maintenance of Certification-FP Part IV credit for each year you are enrolled in a PTN

·Collaborative CME learning sessions at the annual Family Medicine Experience (FMX) conference highlighting TCPI learnings and best practices

PHEW – That’s a lot of accronyms related to how this project will work.

Bottom line – we want you to consider enrolling in the COSEHC practice transformation network AND the American Board of Family Medicine’s Support and Alignment Network.  The GAFP leadership believes strongly – that this will provide you and your practice with a tremendous amount of practice management and clinical support.

CMS’s message is clear: value-based reimbursement is coming, whether we’re ready or not. As an organization, we recognize the significant challenges our colleagues will face in this transition. QualityImpact and ABFM PRIME, through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, present a tremendous opportunity to receive support and resources to enable your success.

The PTN is onboarding providers on a first-come, first-serve basis. I encourage you to visit or contact Debra Simmons, the PTN Program Director (, (336) 716-1130) to learn more. I also encourage you to visit contact Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, the PRIME SAN Program Manager ( to learn more about their additional benefits.

Both of these groups will be at our Summer CME meeting in Hilton Head – June 10th and 11th.  We believe this is a “two-for-one” opportunity that you and your practice colleagues need to join before the recruitment spots are filled.

Thank you,

Mitzi B. Rubin, MD, FAAFP

GAFP Chapter President