Nominees Needed for Wave 7 TAGs

January 20, 2017

The Tennessee Health Care Innovation Initiative is seeking nominees for clinical experts to advise on the design of Wave 7 episodes of care.

TAG participants provide clinical advice to the state on episode topics beginning with patients’ journey and care pathways, the components of the episode (what services to include), the definition of the principle accountable provider (quarterback), any aspects of care delivery unique to Tennessee, components of the episode care (cost and quality) and appropriate quality metrics. For additional information on the TAGs role and what to expect from the process, please see “TAG, You’re It” in Tennessee Medicine Magazine.

The next nine episodes of care to be designed and implemented in Tennessee will focus on general orthopedics and spinal procedures. TAG meetings will take place in Nashville beginning in March and will be divided into two groups (A and B).

TAG A:  General Orthopedics (Meetings:  Tuesdays – March 7, March 28, April 18 and May 9 at 12:30-3:30 p.m. CST)

  • Femur/pelvic fracture

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Ankle sprains/strains/fractures

  • Knee sprains/strains/fractures

  • Shoulder sprains/strains/fractures

  • Wrist sprains/strains/fractures

  • TAG member specialties: general orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM & R), physical therapy, primary care and emergency medicine. 


TAG B:  Spine (Meetings:  Tuesdays — March 14, April 4 and April 25 at 12:30-3:30 p.m. CST)

  • Spinal fusion

  • Spinal decompression (without spinal fusion)

  • Low back pain

  • TAG member specialties:  Orthopedics - spinal specialists, neurosurgery - spinal specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), pain management, physical therapy, primary care and emergency medicine. 


The state is looking for clinicians who are leaders in their fields, representative of practicing providers, enthusiastic about improving care delivery and available to attend all TAG meetings. 

If interested, submit the following information to by Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Nominee name

  • Name of TAG nominated for

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Nominee specialty and subspecialty

  • Practice location (City)

  • Practice name/Facility affiliation

  • A brief description of why the nominee would be a good TAG member


Wave 7 episodes will begin preview reports in mid-2018. See the initial announcement and details here