The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that it is opening the application period for Medicare Part B practices to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. In 2017, CPC+ Round 1 began in 14 regions, with 53 payers and 2,891 practices. CMS is offering a second round of solicitations for payers to partner with CMS and practices to participate in CPC+ from 2018 to 2022. Following payer applications and selections, the following four regions were selected for CPC+ Round 22:
- Louisiana: Statewide
- Nebraska: Statewide
- North Dakota: Statewide
- New York: Greater Buffalo Region (Erie and Niagara Counties)
Eligible practices in these regions may apply to participate in CPC+ Round 2 from May 18, 2017, to July 13, 2017.
About the CPC+ model
CPC+ is a regionally-based, multi-payer practice transformation model that spans the public and private markets. The CPC+ model aims to move practices away from a strictly volume-based, fee-for-service payment system by providing and promoting new value-based financial arrangements in primary care.
The CPC+ model consists of two payment tracks in which primary care practices either get a monthly fee in addition to Medicare fee-for-service payments, or a monthly fee and a hybrid of Medicare fee-for-service payments and up-front primary care payments. The AOA has created a primer on CPC+ where you can get program details and apply for the CPC+ program.
For questions about the CPC+ model or the application process, please contact the AOA at (888) 626-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.