MHA Today | August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016
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CMS Opens Application Period For Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the application period to participate in the new nationwide Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model is now open. CPC+ is a five-year primary care medical home model which will begin January 2017. The model will enable primary care practices to care for patients the way they think will deliver the best outcomes and pay them for achieving results and improving care. The program qualifies as an advanced alternative payment model and participants will be exempt from provisions of the MACRA Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program. CPC+ also can be a multi-payer model, consisting of Medicare, state Medicaid agencies and private insurance companies. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City has been selected as a provisional payer partner in this program. Practices located in 14 regions are eligible to apply. The Greater Kansas City Region was selected in Missouri. If practices are interested in applying, more information can be found on the CPC+ website or an email can be sent to CPCplus@cms.hhs.gov.

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