Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a series of primary care-focused payment models designed to test various approaches to transforming primary care payments to reward value. Called the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, the Innovation Center (CMMI) will test five new payment model options under two paths – Primary Care First and Direct Contracting – each building on existing CMMI models to advance and expand effective elements of value-based payment programs.
Today’s brief, the first of two, focuses on the Primary Care First path. The second, coming next week, will detail the Direct Contracting path. Download the ACLC brief below.