CPC Initiative

CMS: Population Health Management Reduces Admissions, ER Use

Two population health management initiatives that focus on increasing the use of primary care providers have reaped significant results for patients, says CMS Deputy Administrator and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Patrick Conway.  The Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) and Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP) Demonstration have reduced hospital admissions by 2 percent, cut emergency department use by 3 percent, and saved approximately $4.2 million, according to a report and blog post detailing the results.

News Author: 
Jennifer Bresnick

CMS touts promise of two primary care initiatives

Based on first year results, the CMS says its two advanced primary care initiatives show promise for saving money and improving health-care quality.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a Jan. 23 blog post said the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative reduced hospital admissions by 2 percent and emergency department visits by 3 percent and cut expenditures “nearly enough to offset care management fees paid by CMS.”

News Author: 
Steve Teske
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