Wednesday, August 22, 2012
CMS announces 500 practices for the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC)
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.
There are 500 primary care practices participating in the CPC initiative. This represents 2,144 providers serving an estimated 313,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
4 states are involved statewide: Arkansas, Colorado, New Jersey, & Oregon. The other participants are from specific regions around the country.
To view the list of those 500 practices, click here.