Strong Interest in Innovative Project of L.A. Care Health Plan to Help L.A. County Clinicians Improve Care for Diabetes and Depression and Transform Their Practices
Los Angeles — Los Angeles Practice Transformation Network (LAPTN) has achieved a significant milestone by enrolling 3,100 clinicians, its membership goal. LAPTN is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to participate in the national Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). LAPTN receives up to $15.8 million over four years to help L.A. County clinicians improve care for patients with diabetes and/or depression.
“With this new milestone, we’re pleased that more clinicians in L.A. County now have additional support to enhance care for people with diabetes and depression, both of which can be life-altering conditions,” said John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan.
LAPTN provides participating clinicians with onsite and remote support to help them more effectively treat patients at high risk for hospitalization, optimize transitions to community care settings after acute hospitalization, increase frequency of medication reconciliation, and improve patient medication education and management in all care settings.
TCPI is one of the largest federal investments uniquely designed to support clinician practices through nationwide, collaborative, and peer-based learning networks which facilitate large-scale practice transformation. TCPI provides $685 million to national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with tools and support needed to provide better care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. These awards are part of a comprehensive strategy to enable new levels of coordination, continuity, and integration of care, while transitioning volume-driven systems to value-based, patient-centered, health care services.
For more information on TCPI visit: http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Transforming-Clinical-Practices/
About L.A. Care
L.A. Care Health Plan (Local Initiative Health Authority of Los Angeles County) is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan, L.A. Care’s Healthy Kids and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.