The American Board of Family Medicine's PRIME Support and Alignment Network is part of the landmark federal, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
This initiative was designed to provide clinicians free technical assistance to build the comprehensive quality improvement strategies needed to survive and thrive in a value-based reimbursement environment.
Through enrollment in one of twenty-nine Practice Transformation Networks* or one of two hybrid Support and Alignment Network 2.0s, clinicians join the extensive nationwide, collaborative CMS Quality network, which includes the thirty-nine Practice Transformation and Support and Alignment Networks of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.
The American Board of Family Medicine created the PRIME SAN to help support and align family physicians' professional activities with their practice improvement efforts by offering Performance Improvement activity credit for PTN participation and the PRIME Qualified Clinical Data Registry free for three years.
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Two ABFM APPROVED PI ACTIVITY OPTIONS
1. FOR PTN ENROLLEES ALREADY ENGAGED IN PI ACTIVITIES WITH THEIR PTN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ADVISORS
ABFM board-certified family physicians who are enrolled in a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) as part of Medicare's Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, may apply for 20 Family Medicine Continuing Certification/Performance Improvement activity points by completing a questionnaire on their PTN-related Performance Improvement activities--no uploading of quality measures necessary!
To complete this questionnaire, log in to your ABFM Physician Portfolio, click on "PTN Participation" located under the "Spotlight Programs" section on the left hand side of the screen, and follow the prompt to START the attestation process.
*Note that Residents are able to receive 20 Family Medicine Certification points for completion of this activity, however, this will not fulfill the “minimum of one (1) Performance Improvement Activity with patient population.” The 20 points will, however, help Residents reach their minimum 50 points requirement.
2. Deeper dive into TCPI and 10 Building Blocks
The ABFM’s PRIME Support and Alignment Network, in collaboration with the University of Colorado-Denver, Department of Family Medicine’s e-Learning team have leveraged the power of Bodenheimer’s 10 Building Blocks of Primary Care and best practices from the landmark, federal Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to help you improve in three areas:
- Person- and Family-Centered Care
- Cost and Value of Care
- Care Across the Medical Neighborhood
Create your own PDSA cycle intervention using PRIME Registry or other data for tracking your improvement.
Complete one of these three activities—hosted on the University of Colorado’s e-Learning platform—for 20 ABFM PI activity credit points.
Click Here to access activities, then select Register and use the code: ABFM, if Diplomate, otherwise, non-ABFM certified clinicians use the code: TCPI
Completing one of these modules will satisfy requirements for Performance Improvement Activity/MOC Part IV for family medicine physicians and possibly other specialties.
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PRIME Registry team demonstrating the dashboard at FMX 2017
One of the primary TCPI drivers of practice transformation is continuous, data-driven quality improvement. To assist with this effort, we're offering the ABFM PRIME Qualified Clinical Data Registry free for 3 years to all ABFM board-certified family physicians who sign up.
The PRIME Registry is open to all primary care providers (including NPs and PAs) and includes a robust set of clinical quality measures calculated and displayed in the secure, web browser-based PRIME Registry dashboard--for tracking and identifying areas for care improvement.
Clinicians may also authorize PRIME to report approved measures for two Medicare Quality Payment Program tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC +), an Advanced Alternative Payment Model.
FMX 2018 Oct 9-13 in New Orleans, LA
Visit us in booth #1720 to learn more about the PRIME Registry and the PRIME SAN--including how to obtain ABFM Performance Improvement activity credit for your practice transformation work!
*Note: Your practice is not eligible to enroll in a PTN if you currently participate in any of the following: Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) including the Next Generation ACO model, the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI), or the CMS Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP) ACOs. You may, however, join a PTN if you are part of a Medicaid or private payer ACO program.
Contact our Navigator team for additional assistance!