CMS Announces Latest ACA Initiative
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its newest Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiative, the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model . This represents CMS’ largest-ever multi-payer initiative to improve primary care nationwide.
While the initiative is ultimately meant to improve cost and quality while granting doctors and patients more control over health care delivery, it also spotlights and encourages the use of home health, telemedicine and community-based services.
The five-year CPC+ model will be implemented in as many as 20 regions and can accommodate up to 5,000 practices, which would involve more than 20,000 doctors and clinicians and the 25 million individuals they serve.