CMS Posts RFA, Webinar Schedule for Primary Care First Innovations Model

October 30, 31 Webinars Review Application Process, Details of SIP Segment NAHC Report has previously published (HERE and HERE) information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicare Innovations (CMMI) Primary Care First model.  In recent days, the Request for Applications (RFA), which starts the model application time frame, was…

CMS Provides Additional Detail Surrounding Primary Care First Seriously Ill Population Model

Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced its initial plans for the Primary Care First (PCF) model options, and specifically the PCF Seriously Ill Population (SIP) model, hospice and palliative care providers have been interested in securing additional information about potential options for their participation. …

CMS Primary Care First Seriously Ill Population Webinar Rescheduled

The Primary Care First Model Options team will be hosting a payment webinar on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT. Topics to be discussed include how eligible practices can participate in the SIP payment model option of Primary Care First, eligibility requirements, quality measures, and payment. The event had previously been scheduled for July 10.…

CMS Primary Care First “High Need Population” Model Envisions Role for Hospice Clinicians

In late April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced further plans to encourage primary care practices to participate in value-based payment arrangements under new “Primary Care First” models, which will be operated under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and are designed to reward high quality outcomes in primary care…