In October 2016 the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative was awarded a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to serve as a Support and Alignment Network (SAN 2.0) as part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). VCSQI provided education and consultation to practices that voluntarily sought assistance with improving outcomes, lowering costs, and enhancing clinical experiences for their patients. Through these efforts, VCSQI supported clinicians’ participation in the Quality Payment Program and helped to prepare clinicians for CMS’ new value-based payment models in performance years 2017-2018 and beyond.
From October 2016 through the end of the second year reporting period in September 2018, VCSQI SAN 2.0 is pleased to report that its work across the U.S. with 83 total practices (74 specialty and 9 primary care)with 402 enrolled clinicians (323 specialty and 79 primary care) achieved remarkable outcomes.Calculations from practices’ submitted quality data showed:
- 11,378 patients with improvements in process measures or health outcomes
- 34 avoided hospitalizations and 101 blood transfusions saved
- $1.6 Million in total cost savings
Among the practices receiving TCPI support by the VCSQI SAN 2.0, 33 completed all 5 phases of transformation, successfully completing all the TCPI milestones. We congratulate all the practices for their efforts and accomplishments. The program concluded December 31, 2018.