National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN)
Have you thought about starting your own healthcare business but didn’t know how? NNPEN is your “go to” resource. We’re a network of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) started by Nurse Practitioners to accelerate the number and rate of Nurse Practitioners becoming owners of sustainable businesses. Our offerings are motivated by a single question: To preserve the benefits of nurse-led care, the number of nurse-led start-ups must grow substantially and operate sustainably. HOW WILL THAT HAPPEN?
ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
NNPEN AND COLLABORATING DOCS PARTNER TO ACCELERATE GROWTH OF NP-OWNED PRACTICES IN ALL FIFTY STATES
The National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN), a rising US-based organization that helps NPs launch their own practices, recently agreed to offer a new service to its membership. NNPEN announced a service agreement with Collaborating Docs (CD), a leader in connecting advanced practice clinicians with collaborating physicians.
The agreement will allow NNPEN members to engage Collaborating Docs to find suitable physicians to work with consistent with state requirements.
See the full announcement for details here.
Now Accepting Applications: Primary Care First Model Cohort 2
Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Request for Applications (RFA) for Cohort 2 of the Primary Care First (PCF) Model. Primary care practices in eligible regions are encouraged to apply. Practices that participate in PCF will have flexibility in terms of care delivery and the opportunity to increase practice revenue through performance-based model payments. The deadline for practice applications is April 30, 2021; the deadline for payer applications is May 28, 2021.
The PCF Model tests whether the way Medicare pays for advanced primary care—shifting from a fee-for-service to a value-based payment approach—can positively affect quality of care and reduce total Medicare expenditures. By tying performance based payment adjustments to health outcomes, the PCF Model seeks to improve advanced primary care for participating practices and patients alike.
What this means for model participants:
Further, participating practices that focus on patients with complex chronic needs receive higher model payments for the care of these patient populations.
PCF Cohort 2 will have five performance years and is scheduled to begin in January 2022. You can access the RFA, practice application, and more information on the PCF Model, on the CMS Primary Care First website.
Webinars for interested applicants will be held in the coming weeks, and will include opportunity for live question and answer:
JOIN UPCOMING PRIMARY CARE FIRST WEBINARS!
Primary Care First offers an innovative payment structure that aims to promote access to advanced primary care and reward high-quality, patient-focused care. CMS will be hosting three webinars about Primary Care First, each focused on a different topic, with time for questions! Register for these webinars today!
Introduction to Primary Care First
Wednesday, March 24 at 2:00PM ET
Become a Primary Care First Payer Partner
Tuesday, March 30 at 2:00PM ET
Ready, Set, Apply!
Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00PM ET
E/M Changes w/ Lynn Rapsilber DNP APRN ANP-BC FAANP of NNPEN on AANP’s NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner®
Congrats to Dr. Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, ANP-BC, APRN, FAANP & Co-Founder of NNPEN, for being recognized with the Nightingale Award!
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Our monthly meetings, called Office OURS, are accessible via teleconference and webinar. Each month we share critical information and updates pertinent to NP owned businesses. Office Ours are held the third Tuesday of every month from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Eastern.
Our Next Office OURS
DATE: May 18, 2021
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