About this time each year, consumers get the opportunity to see what goods and services various entities are introducing into the national marketplace – and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is no different, as it is currently showcasing a new wave of innovation in delivery of primary care. This was first announced in April, when CMS noted that it was building on the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative launched in 2012.
The newest development is the new CPC+, a five-year, primary care, medical home model being launched in January 2017. This model will enable primary care practices to provide care for their patients in the manner they feel will deliver the best outcomes, and then pay them for achieving results and improving care.
In August, CMS announced the 14 regions where practices will be eligible to apply for participation. Read more here.