Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL)
What is the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative?
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi) is designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation. The initiative is designed to support more than 140,000 clinician practices over the next four years in sharing, adapting and further developing their comprehensive quality improvement strategies. The initiative is one part of a strategy advanced by the Affordable Care Act to strengthen the quality of patient care and spend health care dollars more wisely.
The ACEP Emergency Quality (E-QUAL) Network is a CMS supported Support and Alignment Network of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. E-QUAL seeks to enroll over 24,000 emergency clinicians from over 2,000 EDs in the next three years into learning collaboratives designed to demonstrate the value of emergency care. Each focus area is designed to feature the importance of emergency care in meeting national goals to improve quality and reduce healthcare costs:
Improving outcomes for patients with sepsis.
Reducing avoidable imaging in low risk patients through implementation of ACEP’s Choosing Wisely recommendations.
Improving the value of ED chest pain evaluation by reducing avoidable admissions in low risk patients with chest pain.
Participation in E-QUAL can earn your clinicians Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) credit for the new Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program as well as provide clinicians with MOC Part IV credit, access to free eCME, and additional resources and guidelines in the E-QUAL tool kits.