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Gilmore Jasion Mahler Ltd. on Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

The following information comes from Chamber member Gilmore Jasion Mahler, Ltd. with the intent of helping your businesses learn more about Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) and if it’s right for your medical practice.

You can add another acronym to your vocabulary. As a healthcare financial decision maker, you most certainly encounter dozens, if not hundreds of abbreviations a day. This is one you will want to learn more about.

CPC+ is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) continued effort to encourage the development of a national healthcare system that provides comprehensive and coordinated care while also controlling overall healthcare costs. Using the initial Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC) as its foundation, CPC+ has expanded the opportunity for participation to over 2,800 primary care practices located in 14 U.S. regions. Round 1 of the initiative began January 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2021.

CPC+ is Medicare’s advanced primary care medical home model; a model with similar attributes as the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model advocated by the American Academy of Family Physicians. CPC+ incentivizes practices to raise the bar of patient care by offering greater access to 24/7 care, assisting patients with coordination of care, and managing population health through proactively offering timely and preventive care to their patients. CMS believes that by encouraging practices to deepen their capabilities and care at the primary care level, overall costs will be reduced by potentially avoiding costly urgent and emergent care.

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