Are clinical administrative burdens holding back your medical practice? We can help.
The Advancing Clinical Excellence Network is a member of the CMS Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors, a federal initiative that funds efforts such as ours to help medical practices improve quality and performance.
Our network of 12 organizations, including Altarum, will help providers in seven states reduce clinical administrative burdens so they can focus on delivering the best possible care to their patients.
This work will begin in early 2020 pending a contract award from CMS, for which our network has applied.*
The Advancing Clinical Excellence Network offers unique benefits to providers:
The programs focuses on improving outcomes in four areas: behavioral health and opioids, patient safety, chronic disease self-management, and care transitions.
Our clinical interventions advance these aims with curricula, protocols, workflow aides, and associated measures and process-improvement strategies customized to fit your unique goals.
Below are several of the interventions we offer:
Our experts will train your clinical staff in these interventions, helping them perform at their highest potential. Learn more about the interventions on our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
“As a small practice, we were struggling to keep up with government quality reporting standards. Altarum helped us stay current on Quality Payment Program requirements and exceed our performance goals.”
— Danny Kewson, MD
Southeast Michigan Ear, Nose, and Throat
All clinicians—physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and others—are eligible to participate. We work with independent providers, rural practices, large practices, and health systems.
There is no fee to participate, but you must practice in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, or Ohio.
Practices are required to submit data each month. Participants who submit data will also benefit from feedback from our experts on ways to optimize their practice.
Our 12 partners have provided support to nearly 75,000 clinicians with the potential to impact more than 5 million Medicare beneficiaries:
Altarum | FAIRHealth | The Health Collaborative | Kentucky Regional Extension Center | Medical Advantage Group | Michigan Center for Rural Health |National Kidney Foundation of Michigan | Northern Illinois University | Northwestern University | PFCCpartners | Purdue Healthcare Advisors | Razr Solutions
To learn more about our partners in your state, read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Interested in participating? Pre-enroll by February 15, 2020, at Altarum.org/enroll.
*The Advancing Clinical Excellence Network is a member of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our work will formally launch in early 2020 pending a contract award by CMS under the Clinician Quality Improvement Contractor Clinician-Focused Task Order.
**Altarum is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education (CME) credits. Altarum is an approved portfolio sponsor by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to provide Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credits.