About Us and TCPi

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) is one of 29 practice transformation networks across the country chosen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be part of its Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi). 

The collaborative is led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health. They will work with clinical partners Baycare Health Partners and UMass Memorial Health Care to recruit practices and build partnerships.

Practices in the network can achieve the Quadruple Aim:

  • Better patient experience
  • Better population health
  • Lower costs
  • Better work-life for clinicians and staff

 

News & Events

SNE-PTN will in May be hosting optometry-focused webinars on Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities (IA) for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program.

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN), a collaborative led by UMass Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health, has reached its full enrollment milestone of enrolling 5,400 clinicians more than 18 months ahead of schedule.

SNE-PTN will in April be hosting a series of optometry-focused webinars on selecting Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality measures.

Message From the Director

Our network will work with primary care and specialty practices to customize a practice transformation plan that will help you improve the quality of care you give your patients, lower costs and enhance your use of electronic health records. We will be with you every step of the way, coaching you on new care delivery models, sharing best practices and assisting you with implementing alternative payment models tied to quality or value. We’re committed to your long-term success.

Massachusetts’ and Connecticut’s public medical schools will lead this effort with regional health care systems. You will benefit from shared learning and free access to faculty and community experts and resources. One of our goals is to help you strengthen connections to community partners.

We’re here to help you become a high-quality, efficient practice. Through improved coordination and integration of care, you will become part of a medical neighborhood devoted to supporting healthy communities.


David Polakoff, MD, MSc
Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean, Commonwealth Medicine
UMass Medical School
Working with a team from UMass Medical School was critical in achieving NCQA recognition. It helped us get it right the first time. It was helpful to have someone who could help interpret what was required.
- Gail Cetto, Grove Medical Associates, Auburn, MA
It’s time for us to think differently about how primary care practices and specialists communicate and share knowledge and information with each other. Our eConsult project with UCONN has helped improve access to specialty care while reducing wait times and improving efficiency.
- Daren Anderson, M.D., Director of the Weitzman Institute and VP/Chief Quality Officer of Community Health Center, Inc.
As a leader of the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, UMass Medical School demonstrates a true attitude of learning, adapting processes to meet the needs of practices, while holding steady on the outcomes that need to be generated for patients and payers.
- Somava Stout, M.D., Executive External Lead, Health Improvement, Institute for Healthcare Improvement