Acronyms and Definitions

  • PTN: Practice Transformation Networks (PTN) formed by group practices, healthcare systems, and others that join together to serve as trusted partners to provide clinician practices with quality improvement expertise, best practices, coaching, and help as they prepare and conduct clinical and operational practice transformation.
  • SAN: Support and Alignment Networks (SANs) formed by professional associations and others that align their memberships, communication channels, continuing medical education credits, and other work to support the PTNs and clinician practices.
  • TCPI: The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) model will test whether a three-pronged approach to national technical assistance will enable large scale transformation of thousands of clinician practices to deliver better care and result in better health outcomes at lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.

Q: What is TCPI?
Q: What types of support are being provided to the Support and Alignment Networks and Practice Transformation Networks to assist clinicians in meeting the three-part goal of better health, better healthcare, and lower costs through improvement of care delivery?
Q: What is an example of some specific work that will happen in a practice transformation network?
Q: What is an example of some specific work that will happen in a SAN?
Q: Why should patients and families care about the implementation of TCPI?
Q: Where will clinician transformation occur in the United States?
Q: What are the five Phases of Transformation mentioned in the FOA?
Q: How is TCPI related to the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)?
Q: How are the practice transformation networks and support and alignment networks different?
Q: What are the performance periods of the PTNs and SANs?