The IHC Compass PTN is a monthly email featuring success stories, TCPI updates and other local/national educational resources.
March 20, 2017
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Welcome to the Compass Practice Transformation Network Newsletter! We give clinicians the support and tools needed to thrive in value-based care.
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Clinician Engagement: Working as a Team to Improve Outcomes 

Clinician engagement is essential to transforming from volume-based healthcare to value-based healthcare. The practice environment is a very busy place and many clinicians along with staff feel they do not have time to work on quality or that it adds more work to the already full workload. 

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Quality Payment Plan Resource Library

Understanding the Quality Payment Program can be confusing. CMS has developed an educational resource library that includes links to official information to help you be successful with your transition.  The resources include a video library, webinars and educational programs, along with documents and downloads.  

Visit CMS QPP Educational Library 

Quality and Resource Use Report

The QRUR report cards are out for 2015, the report helps practices and clinician’s asses their quality of care given and the cost of that care. 

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Person and Family Engagement Resources

The Compass PTN Person and Family Engagement resources page is now live. This site contains an overview of PFE in TCPI and the Compass PTN, as well as individual metric outlines and resources.  You can also view the Compass PTN PFE Kick-Off webinar, the first in a series of PFE educational events.  

Click here to visit the Compass PTN PFE resources

Compass PTN Core Measure Interventions

The Compass PTN Core Measure Interventions resource page is now live. This resource section includes the background and goal for each core measure, along best practice guides and templates.   

Click here to visit the Compass PTN Core Measure Interventions page


American Board of Family Medicine SAN Spotlight 

The American Board of Family Medicine targets primary care practices but can modify any of its programs to fit the needs of specialty practices. ABFM offers access to the PRIME Registry to support practice quality measure extraction, provide feedback to clinicians and practices, monitor outcomes, and report to PQRS and Meaningful Use. Those who are ABFM members receives free MOC credit for participating in TCPi.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Skees directly.

Data Drives Care

Please remember that February 2017 data is due by April 15, 2017.

For additional important data updates and information, please click here.  

Focus on the Whole Patient Means Special Attention to Preventive Care 

Preventive care is getting a boost at the Eureka Clinic.  This single practitioner clinic serves all of Greenwood County Kansas and beyond.  Jennifer Larsen is the physician's assistant.  "We've tried to focus on whole patent care, especially preventive care," she said.  

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Sioux Falls Clinic Wins American Cancer Society Award 

Last month in the February Compass PTN newsletter we featured the great success happening at the Sioux Falls Family Medicine Clinic with colorectal cancer screening.  We are excited to share that the clinic won an award from the American Cancer Society for their efforts.  Click on the link below to read more and join us in congratulating this clinic's achievement! 

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Horizon Health Care Finds Success 

Horizon Health Care in South Dakota joined the Compass PTN in the Spring of 2016, to help find ways to better position themselves for a changing reimbursement model within healthcare.  They felt the Compass PTN gave them a way to invest in that work while also giving them structure for how to approach the transformation to value-based care.  

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Leading for Improvement Academy 

Leading for Improvement is a leadership development program which focuses on skills needed to lead improvement using Sanford Improvement tools and method.  This year, the program has been geared towards clinic leadership.  Our primary objective has been to build capacity and competence within the clinic for operational leaders to initiate and facilitate improvement work with staff and providers 

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 The Compass Practice Transformation Network is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-003 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.

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Effective Design and Use of Patient Portals and their Impact on Patient-Centered Care

March 23, 2017
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Person & Family Engagement Education Series Part 2: Emerging Stories

March 28, 2017
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QPP-SURS: Helping Small Practices with the Quality Payment Program Webinar 

March 29, 2017
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Iowa - Compass PTN Learning Community

April 6, 2017
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North Dakota - Compass PTN Learning Community

April 11, 2017
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Coffee Talk Series: Preparing for Payment Reform - Strategies Shared by a Rural Iowa Healthcare Organization

April 13, 2017
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Person & Family Engagement Education Series Part 3: Tools, Resources, and Curriculum

April 25, 2017
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Compass PTN Network Call

April 27, 2017
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The Compass PTN will be holding educational events the last Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Central, with engaging topics such as:

Person and Family Engagement

Process Improvement 101

Quality Payment Program: Mid-Way through 2017, Are You Ready?

Clinician Engagement: Working as a Team to Improve Outcomes

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