The GAFP and Practice Transformation Networks

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI) will be funding Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) to provide on-the-ground technical assistance to help primary and specialty care practices achieve the Triple Aim (better health, better care, at lower cost) and thrive in the pay-for- value environment.

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), Telligen, and five other state-based organizations are working together to become a PTN through this innovative grant. The PTN will work together to offer population-based health management, and educate clinicians’ on value-based contracting versus fee-for- service, with the ultimate goal of improving common HEDIS measures related to chronic disease.

On March 26th, the GAFP sponsored two webinars hosted by our President, Dr. Wayne Hoffman and featured Dr. Tom Evans, President and CEO of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative as the speaker.  Dr. Evans gave the group insight into the project and explained that the goal is to align and equip healthcare providers with the tools they need to continuously improve.  Additionally, Dr. Evans spoke about promoting responsible reporting of healthcare information and raising the quality standards of healthcare delivery.

From the interaction with the audience, Dr. Evans and his team created a list of FAQs that answers questions posed about the project.  The FAQs and the complete webinar are now available for review on the GAFP website at https://www.gafp.org/practice-transformation-network/.

You can access the webinar by clicking the link, complete the registration information and enter the passcodeTransform1. https://telligen.webex.com/telligen/lsr.php?RCID=256b96f81e24472e50c23aa133a4044b