Featured Practice: Bennett Ophthalmology Group– Improving Care by Measuring Outcomes

This week, we’re looking at Bennett Ophthalmology Group, located in Columbus, Mississippi, who specialize in diagnosing and treating eye disorders. With over twenty-five years of experience, they are proven their commitment to providing quality patient-centered care using the most up-to-date technology. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, … More Featured Practice: Bennett Ophthalmology Group– Improving Care by Measuring Outcomes

PTN Best Practices Podcast: Practice Transformation from the Patient Perspective

Our Best Practices hosts are joined this week by Ricardo Castillo, a patient representative of Siloam Health, and Cathy Freiberger, a patient representative of Salvus Center. Both of these individuals have been long-term patients of the respective practices, and they have been witness to the transformation the practices have undergone throughout the course of TCPI. … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: Practice Transformation from the Patient Perspective

Featured Practice: Jackson Eye Associates — Reducing Unnecessary Examinations

Formed in 1999 with four physicians, Jackson Eye Associates has grown to be the largest ophthalmology practice in Mississippi. The mission of JEA is to provide eye care that is accessible and affordable. Their team of medical professionals are committed to an unsurpassed standard of excellence in patient care, striving to exceed patient expectations in … More Featured Practice: Jackson Eye Associates — Reducing Unnecessary Examinations

Value-Based Care University – Clinician Event Recap

On Wednesday, October 30th, the MidSouth Practice Transformation Network hosted the second track of Value-Based Care University. While their first event was designed for frontline staff, the latest session aimed to provide practicing clinicians information to effectively implement value-based care approaches and models into their practice.   The evening session commenced with keynote Dr. David Hanekom, former CEO of the Arizona Care Network, who spoke on impending changes, readiness for risk in value-based care, its effects on physician leadership, and network performance. … More Value-Based Care University – Clinician Event Recap

Featured Practice: Cookeville, TN Medical Neighborhood — Focus on High Value Referrals

This week we are featuring an exciting community wide medical neighborhood collaboration — 9 practices that have been diligently working the past year to increase high value referrals for their shared patients. Taking time to build relationships and lay the groundwork for efficient referrals contributes to many of our TCPI goals, including reduced ED visits … More Featured Practice: Cookeville, TN Medical Neighborhood — Focus on High Value Referrals

PTN Best Practices Podcast: Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement and Transformation, Part II

In this week’s episode of Best Practices, Dr. Thomas Spain is onsite today at Siloam Health in Nashville to discuss the work of involving patients in quality improvement and change in the practice. He is joined by Laura Camp, the Chief Operations Officer of Siloam Health, Kap Sum, the Patient Relations Manager at Siloam Health, … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement and Transformation, Part II

Featured Practice: Semmes Murphey – Reduced Reliance on EEGs

As TCPI comes to a close, we want to highlight Semmes Murphey, a multi-specialty clinic that successfully transitioned into the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement model. Successful entry to an advanced alternative payment model such as this one relies on practices’ ability to sustain high quality, coordinated, patient-centered and cost effective care. We commend Semmes … More Featured Practice: Semmes Murphey – Reduced Reliance on EEGs

Featured Practice: Church Health — Reducing Phone Wait Time through Redesign and Language Access

Practice transformation is at its best when multiple quality improvement changes are made to address one issue and when synergy between changes results in tangible improvements felt by both patients and providers. That has been the case at Church Health, where they have dramatically reduced phone wait times by redesigning the entire phone system and … More Featured Practice: Church Health — Reducing Phone Wait Time through Redesign and Language Access

PTN Best Practices Podcast: Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement and Transformation

In this week’s episode of Best Practices, our hosts, Dr. Thomas Spain and Kirkland Ahern-Jones, are discussing Patient Advisory Councils. Involving patients in quality improvement efforts is critical. When the MidSouth PTN launched four years ago, teaching practices about shared decision making was a priority. The idea was an unknown–and even frightening–concept at the time. … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement and Transformation

Featured Practice: Southern Pain Associates — Depression Screenings and Behavioral Health Referrals

As we come to the close of the formal TCPI time, we are happy to spotlight a practice that has successfully transitioned to a Merit Based Incentive Payment System: Southern Pain Associates. Of the many transformation changes this practice has initiated, one success has been increasing the percentage of patients who receive depression screenings and … More Featured Practice: Southern Pain Associates — Depression Screenings and Behavioral Health Referrals