Announcing Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

04/12/16  Baltimore, MD

CMS announced Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), an advanced primary care model and our largest investment in primary care transformation to date.

CMS knows that strengthening primary care is critical to promoting healthy communities and reducing overall health care costs in the U.S. In CPC+, they have built on the foundation of the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative by enhancing the payment and care delivery design. Their goal is to support primary care practices to deliver better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.

CPC+ is a regionally-based, multi-payer care delivery and alternative payment model (APM) that rewards value and quality through an innovative payment structure to support comprehensive primary care. The model will offer two tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements and payment options to meet the diverse needs of primary care practices.

CPC+ is a five-year model that will begin in January 2017. They anticipate partnering with commercial and State payers in up to 20 regions around the country to support primary care practices. CMS will also engage directly with health information technology (health IT) vendors that provide products to advanced CPC+ practices.

Beginning on April 15, 2016, they will solicit payer proposals to partner in CPC+. Based on payer interest and coverage, we will announce the CPC+ regions in July 2016, and solicit applications from eligible practices within these geographic locales.

For questions about the model and solicitation process, please visit the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus web page or email . Information about the model will be posted to the website on an ongoing basis as it becomes available.

To read the Viewpoint article on CPC+ published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), please visit the JAMA article.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Announcement Events:

CMS is excited to share Medicare’s vision for primary care and look forward to partnering in the years ahead to enhance and support high value, comprehensive care for all Americans.