The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a national advanced primary care medical home model called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) that aims to strengthen primary care through a regionally-based, multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation.
The Governor’s Office of Health Transformation (OHT) believes the CPC+ program complements work already underway in Ohio to increase access to patient-centered medical homes (PCMH).
Building on Ohio’s PCMH work to date, the OHT organized Medicaid and commercial insurance plans to propose Ohio as a single statewide region for CPC+. If CMS selects Ohio as a CPC+ region, then practices throughout Ohio (including Medicare Shared Savings Program sites) will be eligible to apply to receive enhanced reimbursement for meeting CPC+ requirements. CMS plans to announce CPC+ regions in July and solicit applications from practices within these regions from Friday, July 15, through Thursday, September 1.
The OHT will host a webinar on Friday, June 10, from 2-3 p.m. to discuss next steps in its coordinated strategy for Ohio to become a CPC+ site, and provide information that can help practices prepare to apply for enhanced reimbursement through CPC+.
Register for the Preparing Practices to Apply for Medicare CPC+ webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email.
In a related development, CMS announced on May 27 that as many as 1,500 primary care practices (thought to have been previously excluded) will have the opportunity for dual participation in the CPC+ payment model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.