Featured Practice: Central Nephrology Clinic – Using Small Tests of Change to Increase Tobacco Screenings

Central Nephrology Clinic (CNC) is a practice that exemplifies the ideals of the practice transformation. By using quality improvement methodologies and small tests of change, this nephrology practice has significantly increased patient tobacco screenings, an area that some wouldn’t even consider within this speciality practice’s scope of work. Practice transformation is about just that– using … More Featured Practice: Central Nephrology Clinic – Using Small Tests of Change to Increase Tobacco Screenings

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “What is Value Based Care University” with Thomas and Kirkland

Value Based Care University is an effort to fill the knowledge gap and to provide more arrows in the quivers of those on the frontline. VBCU will equip those in the MidSouthPTN network and beyond with the knowledge and resources they need to move forward into increasingly risky spaces in healthcare. VBCU will provide three … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “What is Value Based Care University” with Thomas and Kirkland

Featured Practice: Southeast Urology Network — Decreased ED Utilization

Our practices were encouraged to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits during their time in TCPI. This week we are proud to feature Southeast Urology Network. The practice took initiative by creating a plan to reduce their ED visits. Through their “Urology Playbook,” they increased communication with local ED departments, and they were able to decrease … More Featured Practice: Southeast Urology Network — Decreased ED Utilization

TCPI Exposition Week

This week the MidSouth PTN is excited to travel to the TCPI Exposition in Baltimore!  The TCPI Exposition is an opportunity for various PTN’s around the United States to showcase their TCPI success stories. Sessions are formed around the 5Ps of the Expo: Performance; Patients; Process; Professionals; and Payment. We are thrilled to have some … More TCPI Exposition Week

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “Reducing Unnecessary ED Visits” with Thomas and Kirkland

The “Avoidable Admissions ED Toolkit” was created by a variety of experts during TCPI and is comprised of five key tactical areas that address improving access in the practice; having the appropriate triage systems in place so patients are not unknowingly directed toward the emergency department; a set of tactics for informing and educating the … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “Reducing Unnecessary ED Visits” with Thomas and Kirkland

Featured Practice: Nashville General Hospital — Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screenings

This week we are featuring Nashville General Hospital (NGH) Internal Medicine Clinic for its success in increasing colorectal cancer screenings. Through assistance and resources provided by TCPI, this practice improved it’s data management, expanded its capacity for screenings and improved the referral process, resulting in a nearly 15% improvement in overall screening rates. Nashville General … More Featured Practice: Nashville General Hospital — Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Avoiding Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits: Resources for Practices

Have you used the new ER toolkit? When patients go to the ER for non-emergent, low-acuity needs, outcomes can be poor. This toolkit contains resources to help your practice inform, education and empower your patients to: Seek care from your practice whenever possible for emergent needs Choose appropriate in-network emergent care options when your practice … More Avoiding Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits: Resources for Practices

Featured Practice: Rainbow Kids Clinic – Increased Weight Assessment and Nutrition Counseling

This week’s featured practice is from Rainbow Kids Clinic, where their young patients have the opportunity to participate in a 12 week Fit Kids Club to learn healthy lifestyle and general fitness skills. Through this homegrown program and TCPI’s assistance with data capture, Rainbow is more consistently incorporating nutrition counseling into patient care. Rainbow Kids … More Featured Practice: Rainbow Kids Clinic – Increased Weight Assessment and Nutrition Counseling

PTN Best Practices Podcast: “#MidSouthSummits” with Thomas and Kirkland

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is all about helping practices prepare to thrive in a value-based payment environment. Over the last 4 years, we’ve worked with over 100 practices, more than 4,000 clinicians, and in 4 states to this end. We have much to celebrate.  Episode 13 is a special one where our Best Practices … More PTN Best Practices Podcast: “#MidSouthSummits” with Thomas and Kirkland

Featured Practice: Middle Tennessee ENT – Increasing BMI Screenings and Use of Shared Care Plans

This week’s featured practice is Middle Tennessee Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) for its outstanding in involving patients in their care and increasing BMI screenings through shared care planning and overall enhanced coordination. By incorporating this screening in their workflow, this practice is attending to important health factors not often considered in this specialty setting.  … More Featured Practice: Middle Tennessee ENT – Increasing BMI Screenings and Use of Shared Care Plans