This section of the PCPCC website features a collection of Transformation Tools developed to support patients, clinicians, care team members, advocates, community-based organizations and administrators in actively working together to improve primary care by becoming more patient and family-centered. We believe that patient and family engagement is the rocket fuel needed for widespread transformation of our nation's healthcare system. 

This inclusive model invites everyone to take a seat at the table and work together towards better care, better health, lower costs, and greater joy for clinicians and staff. Clinicians who focus on adopting better practices to collaborate with patients, families, and caregivers set themselves up for success in achieving quality payment program standards.

Browse through the library of customizable resources for improving practices and achieving quality payment program standards. There’s no one-size-fits-all model for improvement. Our quick-start resources are available to fit the needs of busy schedules and diverse practices such as small, rural clinics. 

Our work was supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), which established six key metrics for measuring transformation. This four-year initiative (2015-2019) was designed to assist more than 140,000 clinicians to achieve large-scale health transformation. 

TCPI aligns with the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) overarching mission of promoting collaborative approaches to primary care improvement and its Shared Principles.



Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) was a four-year grant from 2015-2019 through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This initiative was designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation and supported more than 140,000 clinical practices in sharing, adapting and further developing their comprehensive quality improvement strategies.

The initiative was one part of a strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act to strengthen the quality of patient care and spend health care dollars more wisely.

It aligns with the criteria for innovative models set forth in the Affordable Care Act:

  • Promoting broad payment and practice reform in primary care and specialty care,
  • Promoting care coordination between providers of services and suppliers,
  • Establishing community-based health teams to support chronic care management, and
  • Promoting improved quality and reduced cost by developing a collaborative of institutions that support practice transformation.

PCPCC was a grant awardee and acted as a Support and Alignment Network (SAN) under this initiative. As a SAN, we provided a system for national and regional professional associations and public-private partnerships to collaborate and align their practice transformation efforts. We especially supported the recruitment of clinician practices serving small, rural and medically underserved communities. Although the initiative has ended, the momentum has not stopped. Individuals and organizations continue to collaborate and the resources developed live on as valuable drivers of this improvement.

Learn more about the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) at CMS.gov.

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