Practice Transformation Initiative (PTN)

The Practice Transformation Initiative (PTN)

Developed by our Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) partners, this innovative set of tools helps ensure your practice’s continued viability under impending reimbursement changes to Medicaid and Medicare.

The Practice Transformation Initiative (PTN) can help you deliver high-quality, value-based care in an efficient practice setting by:

Preparing Your Practice for Value-Based Reimbursement

    • Improving your practice’s work-flow and efficiency
    • Providing Practice Transformation coaches – on-the-ground experts in quality improvement, process efficiencies, care coordination, and patient engagement
    • Connecting you with local and national physician leaders for collaborative learning
    • Connecting you with proven, practical tools to support practice transformation, optimize revenue, and achieve sustained results, with free Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit

Leveraging the Power of Informatics

    • Connecting your electronic medical records (EMR) to the CCNC Informatics Center* for low-cost, comprehensive, hassle-free quality measurement and reporting
    • Accessing patient registries needed to show “meaningful use,” close care gaps, and enable rapid-cycle quality-improvement efforts
    • Identifying which patients are most likely to benefit through targeted interventions.
    • Tracking patient satisfaction through surveys your patients complete on tablets while in your office
    • Analyze your practice’s efficiency to reduce unnecessary testing, make smart referrals, and work more effectively with specialists

 * The CCNC Informatics Center is an online data-exchange portal maintained in connection with healthcare-quality initiatives for the state of North Carolina, and sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), the N.C. Office of Rural Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Creating Clinical Pharmacy Integration

    • Streamlining and ramping-up team-based medication-management strategies in collaboration with experts from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy.
    • Integrating your medical home team with community pharmacists who have frequent contact with your patients and the opportunity to engage them to improve compliance with your treatment recommendations.

Delivering “Whole-Person Care”

    • Your most challenging patients likely have multiple chronic illnesses as well as behavioral health co-morbidities. Our Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina (CCPEC) PTN team will help you untangle their issues and prioritize treatments.
    • Your practice will be considered as one of the 84 primary-care practices to be included as “behavioral health practice-integration models” under the PTN’s four-year cooperative agreement.

Learn More about Our PTN Program

Contact: Medical Director, CCPEC, at, subject line PTN.