Application Deadline: July 13
As part of Independent Health’s continuing efforts to revitalize primary care, we are pleased to announce the selection of the Greater Buffalo region to participate in The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative. This initiative is an advanced medical home model aimed at strengthening primary care to support improved care, better population health, and lower health costs.
The Greater Buffalo region was one of only four areas selected for the second phase of CPC+, beginning January 2018. CMS chose the regions based on the maturity of primary care practices that have transitioned to a patient-centered medical home model and the prevalence of multi-payer value-based payment methods. Independent Health submitted the application for the CPC+ initiative collaboratively with BlueCross BlueShield of WNY.
Our organizations were selected to participate based on membership density and alignment with CMS’ approach to payment, data sharing and quality measurement. This initiative will continue the transformation of Western New York into a high-performing health care community.
Opportunity for Primary Care Practices
- CPC+ is open to primary care providers in Erie and Niagara counties with more than 125 patients covered by Original Medicare.
- In recognition of primary care providers’ efforts to deliver comprehensive care, CPC+ includes enhanced payments, including a care management fee and performance-based incentive payments.
The goal of the five-year initiative is to help primary care practices in Erie and Niagara counties transform the way they deliver care in order to:
- Support patients with serious or chronic diseases achieve their health goals.
- Give patients 24-hour access to care and health information.
- Deliver preventive care.
- Engage patients and their families in their own care.
- Work with hospitals and other clinicians, including specialists, to provide better-coordinated care.
Act Now – Before the Application Deadline of July 13
We believe the vitality of primary care physicians is critical to transforming the way health care is delivered. This opportunity allows Independent Health to use our history of physician partnerships to revitalize and grow primary care.