The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has released its Request for Applications (RFA) for Cohort 2 of the Primary Care First (PCF) model. Applications are due April 30, 2021.
The PCF model offers a multi-payer system for practices ready to take on more risk through payments based on utilization and outcomes. CMMI is accepting applications from all practices that meet the eligibility criteria in 26 regions, including practices currently participating in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model. PCF Cohort 2 will begin in January 2022 and run through 2026.
The PCF general model moves primary care clinicians from traditional fee-for-service payments to prospective payments with a potential performance bonus. Practices accepted into the program receive three types of payments:
CMMI is hosting two upcoming webinars for those interested in applying (all times are Eastern):
Additional information, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) PCF Dashboard and Practice Assessment Checklist, can be found here:
— Kate Freeman, Care Delivery and Payment Strategist at the AAFP
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