Direct Contracting and Primary Care First


On April 22, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. Building on the lessons learned from experiences of previous models, (such as the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program), the goal of the CMS Primary Cares Initiative is to reduce administrative burdens and empower primary care physicians and other providers to spend more time caring for patients while reducing overall health care costs. 

Administered through the CMS Innovation Center, the CMS Primary Cares Initiative will provide primary care practices and other providers with five new payment model options under two paths: Direct Contracting and Primary Care First.

Join The Health Collaborative’s Barbara Tobias, MD and Tiffany Mattingly, MSN, RN as they guide us through CMS’s New Primary Cares Initiative: Direct Contracting & Primary Care First. This video will help physicians better understand the differences between the two five-year demonstration projects and how to assess their practice’s readiness (before applying), and will provide information to help physicians gauge whether the eligibility requirements set by CMS fit their individual practice goals. 

This webinar was produced in partnership with the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP).