On Wednesday, May 11, small, rural, ‘safety net’ practices have the opportunity to attend a practical workshop on how to effectively promote health and wellness among your patients, improve the health of your community and increase practice revenue and improve your quality scores. The free workshop will be held at the NCMS Center for Leadership in Medicine, 222 N. Person St., Raleigh, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To participate you must register by contacting Dana Lucas at [email protected] or calling (919) 833-3836.
The workshop, sponsored by the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, in cooperation with the North Carolina Medical Group Management Association, National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and CHESS, is part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). This federal program provided $31 million to establish Practice Transformation Networks (PTN) to assist more than 7,000 small, safety net practices transition from fee-for-service payment models to value-based, alternative payment models, like Accountable Care Organizations.
The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium is the PTN the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is working with to provide training to practice managers and care coordinators to facilitate value-based care and provide the population health management infrastructure to support better care, lower costs and increase physician and patient satisfaction. Here is more information about what resources are offered by the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium as well as how to become part of the TCPI.