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Practice Transformation

Medical practices will need to make some strategic changes to successfully care for patients in the growing value-based payment environment. ACP is committed to providing you with high quality information, resources, tools and support to help your practices thrive.

Navigating Value-Based Payment

MACRA/Quality Payment Program

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 provides a more stable payment system for physicians while transitioning physicians away from a volume-based system toward one that rewards value. ACP provides expansive information, resources, and news on the subject.

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  • Delivery and Payment Models
    Providing detailed information on new health care delivery and payment systems with the intent of improving outcomes and decreasing cost, such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations.
  • Physician and Practice Timeline
    Keep abreast of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements. Text alerts available.

High Value Care

The following resources were created by ACP to help you implement High Value Care principles into your practice and focus on optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies, based upon considerations of value, effectiveness, and avoidance of overuse and misuse.


Practice Redesign Support

  • ACP Practice Advisor®
    Helping clinician practices improve patient care, organization, and workflow through web-based interactive modules that focus on continuous quality improvement activities and care delivery transformation.
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
    Begin the journey towards a successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice with ACP's comprehensive collection of information and resources.
  • Patient-Centered Specialty Practices
    The College recognizes that involvement of subspecialty/specialty practices and the rest of the medical neighborhood are critical to ensure that the PCHM model provides effective and efficient care coordination and integration.

 

TCPI Power Packs

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) was launched by CMS in 2015 to help clinicians get ready for value-based payment by providing free tools, resources and coaching to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. ACP was a TCPi grantee.

TCPI Power Packs were developed by ACP and other grantees with input from CMS  to address specific challenges that a practice might face as it begins the process of clinical practice transformation.  Power Packs provide real life examples of practice transformation and actionable solutions to resolve healthcare challenges.

Six priority topics include:

New Power Packs will be added as they are completed.

Learn more about Practice Transformation challenges and successes in the Annals of Family Medicine supplement on "Lessons in Practice Transformation."

Funded by CMS’s Transforming Clinical Practice initiative (TCPi), this supplement shares important and useful early learnings from TCPi about quality improvement (aka practice facilitation) efforts to create a more effective, efficient and patient-centered healthcare system.

Quality Improvement and Registries

ACP Advance

Programs connecting physicians and their health care teams nationwide in a QI network, supported by champion training, webinars, coaching calls, online registries, PDSA library and other tools. Benefits include MOC & CME Points, direct reporting for value-based payment, and more.

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Genesis Registry

A national qualified clinical data registry that links clinical data to performance measurement, value-based payment, performance reporting requirements, including PQRS and Meaningful Use, and quality improvement.

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Engaging Patients and Families

Patient Education Resources

Support patient and family engagement in care, self-management of chronic conditions, and patient/healthcare team communication.

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Patient- and Family-Centered Care Toolkit

ACP has identified principles that reflect the preferences and needs of patients for experiencing satisfying healthcare and created a toolkit giving practical, actionable advice to help physicians implement these principles in their practice.

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