Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN)

The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) is part of a national effort to help healthcare professionals – from doctors and nurses to social workers and pharmacists – coordinate care, lower costs, and improve the health of American citizens. The goal of practice transformation is higher-quality care – more carefully coordinated and with fewer unnecessary tests and procedures – leading to better care, fewer hassles, and lower costs. GLPTN is helping providers work together and learn from one another to accomplish these goals.

ILHITREC provides direct technical assistance, resources, and tools at no cost to help Illinois practices stay ahead of healthcare transformation and prepare for MIPS. Find out how your practice can participate in this transformation network.

MACRA_artMedicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

MACRA - the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 - is set to transform the way the federal government delivers and pays for healthcare. MACRA will not only impact Medicare but shape the future of the healthcare system ― value-based care.  MACRA makes important changes to how Medicare pays those who give care to Medicare beneficiaries. These changes create a Quality Payment Program (QPP). The MACRA QPP will help CMS to move more quickly toward its goal of paying for value and better care. MIPS and APMs will go into effect over a timeline from 2015 through 2021 and beyond. The Quality Payment Program has 2 paths:

  1. Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  2. Alternative Payment Models (APMs)