Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network

npsupportandalignmentimageAANP and its partner, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) are administering a Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN) for the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), a new program supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The NP SAN will promote nurse practitioner participation in this historic quality improvement initiative.

Background/Program

Background

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) is one CMS’ largest federal investments uniquely designed to support Nurse Practitioners (NPs) with the upcoming changes to the health care system. By 2019, Medicare Part-B payments to health care providers will be closely tied to quality reporting, resource use, and meaningful use of electronic health records – otherwise known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP). AANP wants NPs to be prepared, which is why we have partnered with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) to form the Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN).

Program

The NP SAN works to promote the QPP - which embraces important elements of nurse-led care: patient engagement, team-based care, community engagement, enhanced access, quality and safety, and workforce vitality and joy.

The NP SAN’s goal is to recruit and refer 7,100 NPs and clinicians into Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs), which provide individualized technical assistance and one-on-one coaching. The PTNs will assess, educate, and provide peer-supported training to enrolled NPs and clinicians that help to fulfill the requirements of the QPP – mainly to reduce unnecessary testing, unnecessary hospital admissions, and disparities in health care. Nurse practitioners in either nurse-led or physician-led health care settings are eligible to join!

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The Nurse Practitioner Support and Alignment Network is a program of NNCC and supported via a National Cooperative Agreement with CMS.
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