On May 25, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians co-signed a letter expressing support for reinstating funding to the Ohio Comprehensive Primary Care (CPCOhio) program in the Ohio Senate. The House-passed state budget bill, House Bill (HB) 49, abolishes the CPCOhio program, a value-based payment innovation being conducted by the Ohio Department of Medicaid. The Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Ohio Association of Health Plans, the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association joined the OAFP is signing the letter asking that funding for the CPCOhio program be restored.
Send a message via the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Speak Out system to let your state senator know that you want funding for the CPCOhio program reinstated in the state budget bill. The SpeakOut system is quick and easy to use.
It is important to distinguish this program (CPCOhio) from the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) demonstration project being led by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 562 practices across the state of Ohio. The two are aligned and the funding of CPCOhio as a participant in the CPC+ project is important. However, CPC+ being an all-payer (including Medicare) participation model is not as critically impacted by the state budget decisions.