Association of Missouri Nurse Practitioners

National Care Consortium

Posted over 2 years ago by Shanna Chapman

The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium recently received an award for up to $31 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI). We are currently in the process of developing Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) that prepare providers for the movement to value-based payment models. This program is offered to you at no cost!

Training and support is ongoing through webinars and workshops. These will be available through our online learning management system. We hold quarterly regional Quality Improvement Workshops in April, July and October for face to face meetings with the teams. I have included an electronic form of our brochure and an FAQ.

Practices can "graduate" from our program and move into an Alternative Payment Model of their choice - ACO, MA plan, new models. Eligible practices include RHCs and any practice that is eligible for PQRS. NOTE: Practices cannot already be part of any Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP, Pioneer, NextGen, CPCI, etc.) and cannot be currently participating in any other CMMI Practice Transformation Network. Bundled Payment participants are not excluded from participating.

I invite you to go to our website at for a copy of the participation agreement and application form. The participation agreement is a great place to understand expectations of both you and NRACC. This program is offered at NO COST TO YOU and you can exit the program anytime. The application and contract can be completed and returned to us online. I have attached our TCPI Fact Sheet and brochure for your review.

The major program elements are:
  • Setting up your on-site billable care coordination program (includes IT/data analytics infrastructure and 24-hour nurse advice line)
  • Redesigning practice workflows to manage population health
  • Preparing you to become a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • Increase your revenue through improved primary care and billing

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TCPI, watch a recently recorded TCPI webinar at the link below:

I am happy to discuss details by phone or we can arrange for me to present our TCPI program to your administrative team/providers and/or Board. I would like to learn how we can work together to work towards a sustainable model. Please let me know how I can help.

Best regards,

Shannon Calhoun
Regional Vice President
National Rural Accountable Care Consortium


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