Industry Voices—A Look at How Providers Could Fare in CMS’ New Primary Care Payment Models


Kathleen M. Premo, Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s St. Petersburg office, and Dr. Creagh Milford, co-authored an article in FierceHealthcare, titled “Industry Voices—A Look at How Providers Could Fare in CMS' New Primary Care Payment Models.”

Following is an excerpt:

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation strikes again with an innovative program designed to reduce Medicare program expenditures while improving the quality of care.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services innovation center announced its latest initiative, called Primary Cares, that is set to begin in January 2020. The Primary Cares Initiative accommodates primary care practices to assume financial risk in exchange for performance-based payments with two main tracks: Primary Care First and Direct Contracting, via five payment model options focused on care for chronically and seriously ill patients.