The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new program “to enhance large-scale health transformation” on Wednesday, providing $685 million in awards to 29 national and regional health systems and supporting organizations over four years. According to the agency, the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is one of the largest federal investments to support more than 140,000 physicians and clinicians across 50 states.
CMS said 29 Practice Transformation Networks will provide support and technical assistance to help physicians and other clinicians deliver patient-centric, cost-effective care through peer coaching, enhanced technology and improving access for rural and virtual care. An additional 10 Support and Alignment Networks will focus on helping emergency clinicians address appropriate utilization of tests and procedures and will form collaboratives between primary care and mental health for better care coordination.
A list of awardees can be found here.