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Denver Area Health Care Practices Drive Meaningful Change with Federal Initiative

Seventy-seven practices in the Denver metropolitan area have joined the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) and are working to use clinical data to achieve better care, smarter spending and better experience of care for patients and familie

DENVER – February 2017 – Seventy-seven practices in the Denver metropolitan area have joined the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) and are working to use clinical data to achieve better care, smarter spending and better experience of care for patients and families.

TCPi providers are dedicated to delivering higher-quality care. “Improving patient care is the ultimate goal of TCPi and for all providers enrolled in the program,” says Barbara Martin, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, MPH, director of the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), which oversees TCPi. “ Residents in the Denver metropolitan area can rest assured that their health care community is putting patients first,” she adds.

TCPi providers are voluntarily participating in this program to ensure they provide the highest levels of coordinated, patient-centered care possible for patients.

“The opportunity to retool the way healthcare is delivered improves patient outcomes and reduces physician burden,” says Carol Greenlee, MD, FACE, FACP, owner of Western Slope Endocrinology in Grand Junction, Colo. and a nationally recognized practice transformation expert. “By focusing on patient outcomes and retooling our processes to improve health and reduce waste, we also position ourselves for success with new payment models that compensate clinicians for demonstrating high value of care, not just paying for the activity of care.”

Since its launch in Colorado, TCPi has attracted a large number of specialty medical groups. Approximately 80 percent of Colorado TCPi practices are specialists, which is among the highest percentages for TCPi across the country. While primary care practices have had access to valuable transformation resources and support for many years, this support has not been available to specialists. TCPi faculty customized the education and resources to meet the needs of specialists.

“TCPi attracts physicians and practices that are leaders in their field and strive for excellence in all they do. Practices want to take advantage of the national program to learn from and share with their peers to improve our healthcare system,” says Dr. Perry Dickinson, a board-certified family physician, faculty member, School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, who leads the Colorado TCPi practice support program.

Ask your health care provider if he or she is part of this innovative transformation program and learn more about how the program that helps healthcare providers transform the healthcare delivery system: www.colorado.gov/healthinnovation/TCPI.

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The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) is a free, federally funded initiative that helps healthcare providers succeed with value-based payment models. TCPi is one of many transformation initiatives in Colorado. To learn more, visit www.colorado.gov/healthinnovation/TCPI.

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