CMS Launches New Initiative For Primary Care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the launch of a new program they are calling the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative. The five year project will bring together Medicare and other payers (commercial, Medicaid) in up to 20 regions throughout the country and will partner with up to 2,500 practices and an estimated 20,000 clinicians to help transform and improve how primary care is delivered and paid for.

CMS will first be soliciting payer proposals to participate in the initiative through June 1, 2016. Based on the geographic region of each of the payers involved, CMS will then publicize the regions and solicit applications (July- September 1, 2016) from practices and clinicians. According to CMS, the initiative is designed to provide doctors the freedom to care for their patients the way they think will deliver the best outcomes and to pay them for achieving results and improving care.

For more information on this initiative, CMS has provided this Fact Sheet.

 
 

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