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CMS announces Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Round 2 application period

Medicare Part B practices in Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota and parts of New York can now apply for the program.

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 physicianservices@osteopathic.org.

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