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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), CMS’s national advanced primary care medical home model, has added a second round of regions.

Applications are open now through July 13, 2017, for primary care practices in four new regions to apply.

CPC+ is a multi-payer program that began in January 2017, with approximately 3,000 primary care practices in the 14 Round 1 regions. CMS plans to add up to 1,000 practices from the four new regions in Round 2. Practices in CPC+ can participate in one of two tracks based on current practice capabilities. The initiative begins in Round 2 areas in January 2018 and runs for five years. CPC+ is an opportunity for primary care practices to receive additional payment outside of the fee-for-service system for providing comprehensive primary care. 

Why CPC+ Is Important

CPC+ is the only medical home model that is specifically identified in the Quality Payment Program/MACRA as an advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM). Practices that qualify for CPC+ will receive significant additional payment and, by automatically qualifying as an advanced APM, will be excluded from MIPS.

Who Can Apply

Any primary care practice in one of the four regions selected for Round 2 of CPC+ that is interested doing the work necessary to become a patient-centered medical home.  CPC+ will provide financial support to get the process underway.

CMS will be selecting up to 1,000 practices across the four regions participating in Round 2 of CPC+:

  • Louisiana (Statewide)
  • Nebraska (Statewide)
  • New York (Greater Buffalo Region)
  • North Dakota (Statewide)

Only practices in the four Round 2 regions above may apply. CMS is not accepting applications for practices in the 14 original Round 1 regions. 

Additional information on CPC+ eligibility requirements can be found on this brief PDF printout

Deadline to Apply

The application period runs through July 13, 2017. For questions about the model or the application process, contact CMS via email at CPCplusapply@telligen.com or call the CPC+ Application Support Team at 1-877-309-6114.

 

More Information

For more information about the requirements and payments for the two tracks: 

ACP Resources

Additional resources from the College to help with practice transformation, including:

  • ACP Practice Advisor®​
    Helping clinician practices improve patient care, organization, and workflow through web-based interactive modules that focus on continuous quality improvement activities and care delivery transformation.
  • ACP MACRA/Quality Payment Program
    Additional information, tools, and resources to help practices learn about MACRA/the Quality Payment Program and prepare to transform in the new value-based payment environment.

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or comments for ACP staff on the new CPC+ program, please email us at cpcplus@acponline.org.

If you are looking for information on the 14 regions included in CPC+ Round 1, additional details are available on the CMS CPC+ home page.