Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Results Mixed

Fifty-nine primary care practices representing 254 physicians are currently participating in a four-year pilot program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services known as CPCI, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.

It is one of several experiments conducted or sanctioned by the federal government to find ways to make the delivery of health care services more efficient and cost-effective. And while CPCI’s earliest results were mixed, costs actually rose slightly in Arkansas, the most rural of the pilot regions and the poorest based on dual Medicare/Medicaid eligibility. Arkansas also has the largest concentration of disabled patients.

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