Lucas County Health Center and Medical Clinics has been identified as a Pinnacle level practice in the Transforming Clinical Practice initiative (TCPi) through Compass PTN (Practice Transformation Network). PTNs are peer-based learning networks designed to coach, mentor and assist clinicians in developing core competencies that are specific to practice transformation. Compass PTN has identified the top 5 percent of enrolled practices based on reporting and phase progression as TCPi enters its fourth and final year. TCPi is one of the largest federal investments uniquely designed to support clinical practices through nationwide, collaborative and peer-based learning networks. Lucas County Health Center and Medical Clinics has hardwired effective changes and identified best practices throughout their phase progression in the program which has allowed them to excel to the top 5 percent of enrolled practices.
The Transforming Clinical Practice initiative is designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation. Lucas County Health Center and Medical Clinics has successfully adapted and developed their comprehensive quality improvement strategies to meet these transformation goals. Lucas County Health Center and Medical Clinics has merged person and family engagement (PFE) into their practice which encourages the patient and their family to partner with the medical staff in their care. Lucas County Health Center and Medical Clinics has also incorporated additional quality metrics and utilization metrics for national comparison and evaluation. Not only is Lucas County Health Center and Medical Clinics a recognized and awarded Pinnacle practice but the story they tell is scalable and worth emulating.
The Compass Practice Transformation Network (Compass PTN) is a clinician-led, patient-focused partnership of over 7,000 clinicians across Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin, committed to transforming primary and specialty care practices in order to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people.
Founded in 2015 as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, the Compass PTN is one of 29 networks that provide peer-based learning networks to coach, mentor and assist clinicians in developing core competencies specific to care transformation.