CPC+ applications due Thursday: 5 reads on the CMS primary care program

The application period for CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program closes Thursday. The five-year program is slated to begin January 2017 for about 5,000 primary care practices and will likely qualify as an advanced Alternative Payment Model under MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.

For practices interested in CPC+ participation, here are five articles from the pages of Becker's Hospital Review with more informationon the program.

1. CMS opens application period for primary care model
Find out which states and regions are eligible as well as where to find the application.

2. CMS unveils new risk-based primary care model: 13 things to know
Delve into more specifics with these 13 things to know about the initiative, how payments work, the timeline and more.

3. CMS expands CPC+ eligibility requirements to include some Medicare ACOs: 7 takeaways
Don't miss seven highlights from CMS' updated fact sheet on participation requirements.

4. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative: The latest in primary care compensation and upcoming fair market value challenges
Read a review of the CPC+ program from Jen Johnson, CFA and Mary Fan, CVA of VMG Health.

5. IT in CMS' new risk-based primary care model: 7 things to know
Check out seven key notes on how CPC+ leverages health IT to meet its goals


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