In two weeks, on November 15, public and private payers interested joining the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, or “primary care demo”, must file a non-binding letter of intent. Final applications will then be due in mid January. See more details here: (http://innovations.cms.gov/documents/pdf/cpc_initiative_solicitation.pdf)
The model will reward primary care providers for improved, comprehensive care management. The hope is that better outcomes will also lower overall costs.
He is Managing Principal, Healthcare Insurers and Payers at ZS Associates.
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