Changes to CMMI Primary Care Payment Models

Primary care payment models out of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation have seen a number of updates in recent weeks. Practices that joined the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model in 2018 recently learned that their fifth year of the model (anticipated for 2022) would be canceled. The CPC+ program will now end for all practices on December 31, 2021.
Separately, application deadlines for the Primary Care First model were extended: Practices interested in joining Cohort 2 should apply by May 21; payers have until June 18. While CMMI announced the 53 organizations participating in the Global and Professional Direct Contracting Model’s first performance year (which began April 1), it also announced that it would not be opening applications for 2022 as originally planned. Previously, the Geographic Direct Contracting model had also been put on hold while under review.

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