How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice

The U.S. healthcare system is rapidly moving from a volume driven, primarily fee-for-service model to integrated care models that incorporate a variety of innovative payment structures. atom Alliance is playing an important role in that transformation.

The national Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians in changing the way they deliver care. By participating in TCPI, practices are able to receive the technical assistance and peer-level support they need to deliver care in a patient-centric and efficient manner, which is increasingly being demanded by healthcare payers and purchasers as part of a transformed care delivery system. Participating clinicians are better positioned for success in the healthcare market of the future; one that rewards value and outcomes rather than volume.

To support TCPI, atom Alliance uses a Practice Assessment Tool (PAT) developed by CMS- to conduct:

  • An initial baseline and follow-up assessment of participating primary care and specialty care practices.

atom also collects, analyzes, submits and shares data obtained through these assessments with the assigned Practice Transformation Network (PTNs) and CMS to drive achievement of TCPI aims and goals. In addition we collaborate with PTNs to:

  • Promote learning and diffusion activities related to quality improvement, practice transformation and other relevant topic areas
  • Engage practices and clinicians in advancement of the TCPI goals
  • Showcase successful interventions
  • Support the participation of practices that are rural, small or reach medically underserved populations.

Feedback from the PTNs compliment atom Alliance staff’s professionalism, responsiveness, friendliness and helpfulness. Some comments include:

  • “They are easy to work with and meet our needs for completing the PATs.”
  • “They are friendly and service oriented.”
  • “I work with several QINs and atom is always the most responsive and most open to assessing additional partnership opportunities.”
  • “Very responsive; collaborative and view as a partner working together.”

If you would like additional information about this initiative, please contact Jennifer Ride, MHIIM, CPEHR, CPHIT.