PTN - Maine Quality Counts, Northern New England Practice Transformation Network

Program Location: 
Augusta, ME
Payer Type: 
Grant
Payers: 
Medicaid
Description: 

Maine Quality Counts (QC) and regional partners have created the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN), a federally-funded set of resources and learning available to practices at no cost.  The NNE-PTN is a collaborative effort of trusted organizations that is offering support to primary care, specialist, and behavioral health clinicians to improve the health of patients, improve the health and vitality of clinicians and practice teams, and strengthen the financial health of practices. For online registration to participate in the NNE-PTN, click here

Participating practices receive these benefits:

  • A baseline assessment of your practice’s readiness to succeed in today’s health care environment, conducted by PTN staff in partnership with participating practices
  • A specific plan for supporting the needs of your practice, with a focus on identifying areas for improving patient care, practice team functioning, and the financial health of your practice
  • Access to PQRS Solutions, a CMS-approved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) vendor, offered at no cost to your practice (sign up by Jan 1, 2016 and you’ll qualify to get assistance with filing your CY2015 PQRS measures!)
  • Assistance to build practice systems needed to capture significant revenue dollars from CMS payment opportunities that are often underused, such as the Medicare Annual Wellness Exam, Transitional Care Management, Chronic Care Management code, and Advanced Care Planning codes
  • Help to maximize current CMS payment incentives and to avoid future financial penalties, such as those from the CMS Value Modifier and Merit Based Payment System (MIPS)
  • Access to wide range of in person and web-based quality improvement and educational support and tools, including trainings on team-based care (e.g., TeamSTEPPS), patient self-management, and community resources tools
  • Opportunities for networking and collaborative learning with other primary care, specialist, and behavioral health practices and clinicians in your community
  • Opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for participating in PTN learning activities 

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Last updated February 2016
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