AOTA staff will prepare a  response to this RFI from CMS.   Reply to this post with your ideas  or email staff at stpd@aota.org.   We also encourage AOTA members to submit individual responses directly to CMS using the online form below. 

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Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative
 "The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks information about large scale transformation of clinician practices to accomplish our aims of better care and better health at lower costs. Practice Transformation is a process that results in observable and measureable changes to practice behavior. These behaviors include core competencies: Engaged leadership and quality improvement; Empanelment and improved patient health outcomes; Business and Financial acumen; Continuous and team-based healing relationships that incorporate culture, values, and beliefs; Organized, evidence-based care; patient-centered interactions; Enhanced access; progression toward population based care management; State-of-the-art, results-linked, care; Intentional approach of practices to maximize the systematic engagement of patients and families; and Systematic efforts to reduce unnecessary diagnostic testing and procedures with little or no benefit."
 
"CMS is issuing this Request For Information (RFI) (PDF) to obtain input on policy considerations about large scale transformation of clinician practices to accomplish the aims of better care and better health at lower costs. CMS may use the information collected through this RFI notice to test new payment and service delivery models. Please take the opportunity to respond to the questions most appropriate for your organization."
 
 
 (Comments are due April 8, 2014)
 
 
UPDATE: AOTA's comments are available as a PDF below.