The NNE-PTN, lead by Maine Quality Counts in collaboration with the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative at the University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice, and Vermont Program for Quality in Healthcare, Inc., and practice assessments completed by the New England Region Quality Improvement Network–Quality Improvement Organization, are funded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative to provide technical assistance to support you, your practice, and your consumers in the transition to value-based payment.  Additionally, the NNE-PTN partners with Mingle Analytics to measure quality and prepare for MIPS.


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of  Your Patients


Improve the Health of Your
Clinicians & Practice Team


Improve the Financial Health
of Your Practice 

How Can NNE-PTN Help? 

Practices participating in the NNE-PTN get access to the following:

  • Help to maximize current CMS payment incentives and to avoid future financial penalties.
  • No-cost access to PQRS Solutions, a CMS-approved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) vendor.
  • Opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit.
  • Regional Learning and Action Network events through our partnership with the NE Region Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO).
  • So much more… download the full list of detailed benefits here.

Practices participating in the NNE-PTN will:

  • Receive no-cost access to PQRS Solutions, a CMS-approved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) vendor.
  • Maximize current CMS payment incentives (and avoid future penalties) by complying with the CMS Value Modifier and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
  • Participate in a short baseline assessment of your readiness to succeed in today’s healthcare environment, conducted by NNE-PTN staff.
  • Create a specific plan to address your practice needs and priorities, with a focus on supporting areas for improving patient care, team functioning, and the financial health of your site.
  • Leverage practice systems to capture significant revenue dollars from underused CMS payment opportunities.
  • Access a range of in-person and web-based quality improvement educational support and tools, customized to fit your practice needs Collaborate and learn from other specialist, behavioral health, and primary care clinicians and practices.
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for participating in NNE-PTN learning activities.

An orientation, Understanding PTN Benefits and Goals, has been designed for new members of the NNE-PTN .

We are excited to announce that we have already committed to supporting over 1977 clinicians in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont in being successful in value-based care.  

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