CMS Unveils Value-Based Patient-Centered Primary Care Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, a new multi-payer patient-centered primary care model which aims to allow providers to deliver flexible, individualized care to their patients.

“Strengthening primary care is critical to an effective health care system,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS deputy administrator and chief medical officer.

“By supporting primary care doctors and clinicians to spend time with patients, serve patients’ needs outside of the office visit, and better coordinate care with specialists we can continue to build a health care system that results in healthier people and smarter spending of our healthcare dollars.”

“The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model represents the future of health care that we’re striving towards.”

The CPC+ model focuses on five strategies to implement population health management and chronic disease management techniques that foster coordinated, patient-centered care.  

CPC+ has received praise from industry leaders such as the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). The organization states that CPC+ is the future of the healthcare industry through its help in shifting primary care practices to value-based models.

“The CPC+ initiative represents the future of health care,” PCPCC explained. “It encourages the type of comprehensive primary care that not only leads to more effective, efficient, and patient-centered care but also embraces value.”

“It moves us a significant step forward in providing the necessary payment structures to enable primary care providers to operate as high functioning patient-centered medical homes – with clinicians and care teams that offer trusted healing relationships with patients and their families.”

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