The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened the application period for practices to participate in the new nation-wide primary care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). CPC+ is a five-year primary care medical home model, beginning January 2017, that will enable primary care practices to care for their patients the way they think will deliver the best outcomes and to pay them for achieving results and improving care. CMS estimates that up to 5,000 primary care practices serving an estimated 3.5 million beneficiaries could participate in the model. CPC+ is a public-private partnership in 14 regions across the nation. CPC+ is a multi-payer model – Medicare, state Medicaid agencies, and private insurance companies partner together to support primary care practices – so CMS selected the regions based on payer interest and coverage. By aligning Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, CPC+ moves the health care system away from one-size-fits-all, fee-for-service to a model that supports clinicians delivering the care that best meets the needs of their patients and improves health outcomes.
Read more: https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Comprehensive-Primary-Care-Plus