Practice Transformation

Are you leaving money on the table because you missed a quality measure? Tool for success: CQM Prioritization Tool

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Clinical Integration, Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Value-based Healthcare|

BJ D. – Practice Facilitator, CPC+ Eastern Colorado Region Jennifer Boaz, MHA, BSN, RN, PCMH CCE Healthcare Learning Faculty and Clinical Health Information Technology Advisor Jennifer Miller Healthcare Learning Faculty To prepare for the shift to pay-for-performance, many primary care practices are participating in formal quality improvement initiatives. Each of these initiatives requires clinical quality measure reporting. Many payers require reporting on selected clinical quality measures too. Practices are reporting burnout associated with these increased demands and limited resources. A solution to alleviate some of the burden is by proactively identifying overlap in CQMs. […]

The 101 Wrap Up: Successes and Lessons Learned from Performance Facilitation 101 Training

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Program Highlights|

Heather Walker Learning Experience Designer   In July 2011 HealthTeamWorks began training Quality Improvement Coaches, Practice Facilitators, and Practice Managers in methods of successful practice facilitation using principles of Quality Improvement. Since then, we have hosted over 200 participants from healthcare practices and systems from around the country. […]

Changes for Improvement: How to Overcome Medication Reconciliation Challenges to Improve Patient Care

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation|

By Elisha Jewett, MPH, Program Manager In a recent CDC study, 48.9% reported using one or more prescription and 23.1% reported using three or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. These numbers tell us what those in the healthcare industry already know: most patients are taking at least one medication. As the number of medications that a patient is prescribed goes up, so does the complexity of managing care on both the patient and practitioner/care team and the possibility of medication errors. As we focus on successful comprehensive patient care, medication reconciliation has gained ground in primary care, with a goal that each patient has a singular, complete patient medication list. Ultimately, an ideal end result is to ensure that all medications are correct and to prevent unintended changes or omissions of medications. […]

HealthTeamWorks Begins Recruitment for Colorado SIM Cohort 2

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Practice Transformation, Primary Care, Program Highlights|

HealthTeamWorks is participating in the 2nd cohort of the Colorado State Innovation Model as a Practice Transformation Organization. The Colorado State Innovation Model provides assistance in integrating behavioral health [...]

Looking Ahead With HealthTeamWorks CEO Bert Miuccio

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Practice Transformation, Value-based Healthcare|

The year ahead promises to be a very exciting one in healthcare. While the new federal administration and Congress hatch plans to unwind elements of the Affordable Care Act, [...]

Health Systems Can Influence Residency Practices’ Transformation

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Practice Transformation, Program Highlights|

Most primary care residency training practices have close financial and administrative relationships with teaching hospitals and health systems. Many residency practices have begun integrating the core principles of the [...]

Colorado Residency PCMH Project Findings Published in Family Medicine

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Primary Care|

Primary care residency pro­grams continue to adapt and change to become high-performing training sites for advanced primary care. Practice facilitation is a key method to assist practices in implementing [...]

HealthTeamWorks Supports Practices in Delaware SIM

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Practice Transformation, Program Highlights|

This year, The Medical Society of Delaware (MSD)/MedNet has contracted with the State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services, Delaware Health Care Commission (HCC) to support primary care practice [...]

Colorado achieves Shared Savings in CPC for 2015!

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation, Program Highlights|

HealthTeamworks is thrilled to announce that all of our Colorado practice clients that met the CPC reporting requirements also met the quality and utilization benchmarks and will jointly receive $450,086 in shared savings!

St. James Healthcare Earns Level 3 NCQA PCMH Recognition

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Performance Improvement, Practice Transformation|

Earlier this year, St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana received level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care. HealthTeamWorks helped them achieve this milestone - find out how.