CMS Primary Care Initiative: Key Considerations Concerning New Value-Based Payment Options
July 11, 2019, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT– The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new Primary Care Initiative, offering primary care providers (PCPs) in 26 regions nationally the opportunity to participate in new Medicare payment models beginning January 2020: Primary Care First (PCF).
During this webinar, experts from HMA will describe how this initiative builds on prior CMS innovation models in advancing primary care and will outline eligibility, payment models, and key considerations of the program. The PCF program includes an option to care for seriously ill patients who lack a primary care practitioner and opt to participate in this payment model option. It prioritizes the physician-patient relationship, reduces administrative burden, and financially incents improved health outcomes.