Family physicians turn to New Jersey for practice transformation project

Screen Shot 2016-01-17 at 10.39.22 AMThe New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) was recently awarded a role as vendor for the Practice Transformation Services Project offered by the Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI) as part of the Delaware State Innovation Model  grant.

DCHI’s main goals for this Project comprise better health, improved healthcare quality and patient experience, lower healthcare costs for all of Delaware’s residents, and improved provider experience.

Through a grant-funded contract with the State of Delaware, NJAFP will be working in close collaboration with the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians (DAFP) to provide practices with:

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  • On-site and remote coaching from practice transformation experts
  • Access to a transformation-targeted educational curriculum and region-based learning collaboratives
  • A comprehensive pre-transformation practice assessment, followed by semi-annual assessments
  • A practice-specific plan for conversion to value-based payment models
  • Accredited Continuing Education (for applicable activities)

Academy staff will work with enrolled practices to assess each practice’s transformation status and provide coaching and educational opportunities designed to assist practices in achieving transformation as defined by the DCHI.

Practices eligible for participation in the Practice Transformation Services Project include primary care practices of all sizes with little or no transformation experience, partial transformation experience and/or PCMH certification, and can include members of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Clinical Integration Networks (CINs) and health systems.

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  1. But not a single specific, not even a generalized direction which this is going to take. I sincerely doubt this will bring forth any reduction in health care costs, in fact this is more than likely simply an attempt to provide new billing strategies. As it is HiMark, Aetna, United Healthcare are all routinely denying claims they didn’t question two years ago, as Physicians have become more adept, and inventive in their billing practices. I would expect DuPont retirees to pay significantly higher heath insurance premiums within 12 months and forego or delay medical procedures.