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CMMI Requests Applications for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released a request for applications Sept. 28 for the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. Under the new initiative, Medicare will work with commercial and state health insurance plans, and offer bonus payments to primary-care doctors who better coordinate care for their patients. Public and private health care payers interested in applying to the CPC initiative must submit a nonbinding Letter of Intent (LOI) no later than Nov. 15.For more information about the initiative, including eligibility criteria, LOI, and application materials and deadlines, visit  http://innovations.cms.gov/areas-of-focus/seamless-and-coordinated-care-models/cpci/.

Specific questions about the initiative may be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at cpci@cms.hhs.gov. In addition, a recording of a Sept. 28 conference call about the initiative with the director of CMMI is available by calling (800) 406-7490. For more information about the center, visit www.innovations.cms.gov. Contact: Dietmar Grellmann, (916) 552-7572, dgrellmann@calhospital.org; Alyssa Keefe, (202) 488-4688, akeefe@calhospital.org

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