Great Lakes PTN

glptnAltarum Institute is excited to provide a technical assistance (TA) program to help clinicians achieve their quality improvement goals. 

As part of the Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) we are supporting organizations through patient-centric practice transformation, providing direct TA on quality reporting (e.g. PQRS), and supporting local quality improvement efforts to help prepare clinicians for participation in value-based payment systems. This TA program is available at no cost to both primary care and specialty medical providers and their office staff.

  • Direct in-office and virtual support delivered by a dedicated Quality Improvement Advisor (QIA).
  • Alignment of QI initiatives.
  • Participation in and performance reporting for CMS' Quality Payment Program (QPP).
  • TA for workflow evaluation, improving office and clinical efficiencies, and optimizing EHR use for data driven quality improvement.
  • Opportunity for free CME and MOC Part IV credits.
  • National and regional tools and resources.

The GLPTN will work with clinicians on practice-identified improvement priorities as well as targeted quality measures and other performance data to drive improvement. Examples include:

  • Medication Management (HBP control)
  • Medication Management (Anticoagulants)
  • Flu Vaccination
  • COPD Management
  • CHF Management
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes Management
  • Other, practice-identified priorities for clinical quality improvement.


Recent GLPTN webinars:

June 20, 2017 - Advancing Care Information and Meaningful Use in 2017 

Providers eligible to receive this TA include primary and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and their respective ambulatory practices. Participating providers cannot currently be participating in a) Medicare Accountable Care Organization; b) Shared Savings Program; c) Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Program; d) Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (e.g. CPC+); or e) another CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative-funded Practice Transformation Network. Providers who do not accept any Medicare or Medicaid patients are also ineligible.

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

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