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New CMS primary-care payment model would affect 20K doctors
Modern Healthcare

The CMS wants to pay practices a monthly fee to manage care for as many as 25 million Medicare beneficiaries in the agency’s largest-ever plan to transform and improve how primary care is delivered and reimbursed.The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative will be implemented in up to 20 regions and include up to 5,000 practices, which would encompass more than 20,000 doctors and clinicians.The regions are as of yet unidentified as the CMS plans to first access interest by providers.Provider practices will be able to participate in two ways. In Track 1, the agency will pay a monthly fee to practices that provide specific services. That fee is in addition to the fee-for-service payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for care.