Posts Tagged primary care

CMS Announces New Value-based Payment Models for Primary Care

The CMS Innovation Center recently announced the Primary Cares Initiative, which will provide primary care practices and other providers with five new payment model options under two paths – Primary Care First (PCF) and Direct Contracting (DC). The PCF model options are focused on individual primary

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AHRQ Releases Opioid Management Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released an online toolkit to help primary care practices improve care for patients taking opioids for chronic pain. Called Six Building Blocks, the toolkit offers a structured team-based approach to improvement in six areas: leadership and consensus;

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Report: comprehensive primary care model reduced hospitalizations, ED visits

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits and improved primary care delivery for beneficiaries, but did not reduce Medicare spending enough to cover care management fees or significantly improve quality, according to a final report on the initiative recently released by

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