Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a national advanced primary care medical home model that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally-based multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. CPC+ includes two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements and payment options to meet the diverse needs of primary care practices in the United States (U.S.).

 

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There are 2,850 primary care practices participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Round 1, which began on January 1, 2017. (List)

Starting on January 1, 2018, CPC+ Round 2 will support selected practices in the following regions:

  1. Louisiana: Statewide
  2. Nebraska: Statewide
  3. North Dakota: Statewide
  4. New York: Greater Buffalo Region (Erie and Niagara Counties)

Background

CPC+ is a unique public-private partnership, in which practices are supported by 54 aligned payers in 14 regions (PDF) in Round 1, and seven payers in four regions (PDF) in CPC+ Round 2. This partnership gives practices additional financial resources and flexibility to make investments, improve quality of care, and reduce the number of unnecessary services their patients receive.

CPC+ provides practices with a robust learning system, as well as actionable data feedback to guide their decision making. The care delivery redesign ensures practices have the infrastructure to deliver better care, resulting in a healthier patient population.

Model Details

CPC+ Round 1 supports 2,850 primary care practices, comprising 13,090 clinicians and serving more than 1.76 million Medicare beneficiaries. Practices of all sizes and structures are located in each of the 14 CPC+ regions: Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Greater Kansas City Region of Kansas and Missouri, Michigan, Montana, North Hudson-Capital Region of New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Northern Kentucky Region, Oklahoma, Oregon, Greater Philadelphia Region of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.

CMS expects to select up to 1,000 primary care practices in CPC+ Round 2: Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and the Greater Buffalo Region of New York.

CPC+ seeks to improve quality, access, and efficiency of primary care. Practices in both tracks will make changes in the way they deliver care, centered on key Comprehensive Primary Care Functions: (1) Access and Continuity; (2) Care Management; (3) Comprehensiveness and Coordination; (4) Patient and Caregiver Engagement; and (5) Planned Care and Population Health.

To support the delivery of comprehensive primary care, CPC+ includes three payment elements:

  1. Care Management Fee (CMF): Both tracks provide a non-visit-based CMF paid per-beneficiary-per month (PBPM). The amount is risk-adjusted for each practice to account for the intensity of care management services required for the practice’s specific population. The Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) CMFs will be paid to the practice on a quarterly basis.
  2. Performance-Based Incentive Payment: CPC+ will prospectively pay and retrospectively reconcile a performance-based incentive based on how well the practice performs on patient experience measures, clinical quality measures, and utilization measures that drive total cost of care.
  3. Payment under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Track 1 continues to bill and receive payment from Medicare FFS as usual. Track 2 practices also continue to bill as usual, but the FFS payment will be reduced to account for CMS shifting a portion of Medicare FFS payments into Comprehensive Primary Care Payments (CPCP), which will be paid in a lump sum on a quarterly basis absent a claim. Given our expectations that Track 2 practices will increase the comprehensiveness of care delivered, the CPCP amounts will be larger than the FFS payment amounts they are intended to replace.

Practice and Payer Selection

The solicitations for payers and practices to partner in CPC+ Round 2 are now closed. For questions about the model or the solicitation process, please email CPCplusapply@telligen.com or call the CPC+ Application Support Team at 1-877-309-6114.

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