From 2016 to 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invested in local healthcare organizations to provide practice transformation support for a range of practice types through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). With the support of TCPI, NYC REACH worked with Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals, primary care providers, and specialists to maximize practice revenue, optimize patient care and care coordination, and share best practices from other providers.
The program organized participating clinicians around the country into Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs), resource-rich networks that provided practices and NYC REACH with new information on best practices. NYC REACH facilitated participation in two networks: the New York State Practice Transformation Network and the Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network.
Through the program, providers optimized clinical and business practices to meet their unique needs. Small practices increased their level of preparedness for value-based payment arrangements. Large health systems demonstrated significant cost savings, a decrease in duplicative services, and fewer gaps in patient care. Specialists, including behavioral health providers, updated workflows to close referral loops and prepare for value-based payment, and improved relationships with primary care providers.
The program comes to a close this year. However, NYC REACH continues to help practices achieve the same goals through its services for NYC REACH members. To learn more about how NYC REACH can support your practice, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read about how the program helped to transform patient care at Crown Medical, a primary care practice in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.