CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced the availability of $840 million for two opportunities under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). The initiative is aimed at supporting 150,000 clinicians in sharing, adapting, and developing comprehensive quality improvement strategies.
The first opportunity includes $670 million for Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) to provide peer-based learning networks designed to coach, mentor, and assist clinicians in developing core competencies specific to practice transformation. CMS anticipates applications from health and hospital systems, regional extension centers, quality improvement organizations, large group practices, regional and state-based health collaboratives. CMS anticipates making approximately 35 awards of up to $50 million each for a total of four years.
The second opportunity includes $30 million for a Support and Alignment Network (SAN) to provide a system for workforce development using national and regional professional associations and public-private partnerships that are currently working in practice transformation efforts. CMS anticipates applications from medical professional associations, specialty societies, and organizations involved in generating evidence based clinical practice guidelines, promotes the use of clinical registries and EHRs, and incorporating safety and patient/family engagement. CMS anticipates making approximately 30 awards of up to $3 million each for a total of four years.
You can register via this website for webinars to be held on November 6th and 20th. Letters of Intent for both opportunities are due November 20, 2014. Applications are due on January 6, 2015.