CMS announces 500 practices to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
Posted on August 22, 2012 | No Comments
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced today the 500 practices in seven regions that will participate in its Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. According to the CMS website, “the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative is a multi-payer initiative fostering collaboration between public and private health care payers to strengthen primary care. Medicare will work with commercial and State health insurance plans and offer bonus payments to primary care doctors who better coordinate care for their patients. Primary care practices that choose to participate in this initiative will be given resources to better coordinate primary care for their Medicare patients.” The 500 primary care practices participating in the CPC initiative will represent 2,144 providers serving an estimated 313,000 Medicare beneficiaries.