Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can improve oral health for Medicaid members and also reduce costs through emergency department (ED) diversion, Commonwealth Medicine's Health Law & Policy experts highlight in a report for the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN).

SNE-PTN has developed an Alternative Payment Model proposal to provide incentives for optometrists and other eye care professionals to increase visits for patients with ambulatory sensitive eye conditions such as conjunctivitis and common ailments.

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.

Practices in the network can achieve the Quadruple Aim:

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