Garden Practice Transformation Network

Also known as GPTN

The Garden Practice Transformation Network helped clinical practices move from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. It was recognized as one of the top 5 of 29 PTN's in the United States.

Who is this program for?

A dedicated roster of 12,152 physicians from New Jersey, Maryland, and Puerto Rico took part in NJII’s Garden Practice Transformation Network (GPTN). Both primary care providers and specialists who manage chronic patients and participate in the Physicians Quality Reporting System (now called MIPS) participated.

What is involved?

Clinicians who participated in the GPTN received extensive coaching, data analysis and extraction support, and reporting assistance from NJII.

There was no cost for participation.

Where are we in the process?

The GPTN completed its initial program at the end of 2019 and was one of four PTNs earning a Pioneer Award from CMS in 2018 as well as one of five PTNs CMS recognized for successfully meeting the goals of the TCPI.

You can read more about the tremendous results of the 12,000-plus clinicians who participated here

When did the program launch and what is its timeline?

The GPTN, which ran for four years, was designed to help practices transform their processes, systems, and data to enable the transition to alternative payment models with compensation based on patient outcomes and the value delivered instead of the antiquated fee-for-services modal.

Why participate?

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Clinicians and practices who chose to participate in the GPTN received the following:

  • Customized coaching from expert NJII resources

  • Data analysis for quality work flow and revenue improvement

  • Data extraction support

  • Best practices and templated approaches

  • Free MIPS reporting and submission support

  • Access to alternative payment models (APM)

  • How-to-advice and preparation support for APM models

  • Help measuring outcomes for value-based payments

  • Navigate reporting programs for CMS compliance

How can I participate?

The initial GPTN program is now complete. However, NJII has been selected as one of 59 contractors allowed to bid on future clinician quality improvement initiatives. Pending award, NJII will be working with many of the same clinicians and practices again on the next wave of quality improvement transformation work. To learn more, please visit our CQIC page or contact us at

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