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EHRs to be key in CMS primary-care pilot
Modern Healthcare

Dozens of commercial and government payers are now working with community groups and health information exchanges as part of an effort to use health information technology to enhance primary care through care coordination and patient-centered medical homes, the CMS announced.

The goal of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, which involves seven federally sponsored regional pilot sites nationwide, is to foster collaboration between public and private payers and offer bonus payments to participating primary-care physicians who better coordinate care for their Medicare and other patients.