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TransforMED furthers its mission through two new partnerships with the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

11/06/2012

LEAWOOD, Kan. – A $21-million Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) award will allow TransforMED to work in 15 communities across the country to create a Medical Neighborhood. The goal is to leverage primary care Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) as the coordinators of care across the neighborhood while working closely with specialists, subspecialists and hospitals to improve care, improve patient health, and lower costs.

TransforMED is also working with CMMI, through their contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), to support the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC).  CPC is a model combining payment reform with practice transformation in seven regions and involves 500 primary care practice sites. TransforMED is working on the ground with AIR  in Tulsa, OK, Arkansas and the New Jersey regions to help practices build the Comprehensive Primary Care functions envisioned by the model and facilitate the development of the local learning communities. 

"It will be important for all participating practices to have consistent and proven resources, tools and training available to them as they start down the path to providing comprehensive, coordinated primary care," said Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA, president and CEO of TransforMED.  "We are eager to begin applying our expertise inPatient-Centered Medical Home transformation, quality improvement and medical neighborhood development — all of which will help shape the future of health care delivery and ultimately demonstrate that providing comprehensive care will increase quality, improve patient health and lower costs."

The project described is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1C1-12-0001 (the "FON") from the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation ("CMS").  Pursuant to said FON, TransforMED and CMS have entered into a cooperative agreement to explore the development of new models for the delivery of better health, better health care and lower costs through improved quality for Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program ("CHIP") enrollees.  The project executed pursuant to the cooperative agreement shall not restrict the freedom of choice of providers/services for Medicare, Medicaid and/or CHIP patients in fee-for-service ("FFS") plans.  The project contents are solely the responsibility of TransforMED and its project affiliates, Phytel and VHA, Inc., and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

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About TransforMED
The Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit www.transformed.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

 

Media Contact:
Scott Stuart
TransforMED
(P) 515.697.7226
(C) 515.441.2324
sstuart@transformed.com

 


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