AAFP Live Webinar

CMS Primary Care First Models

Attend the Webinar

September 18, 2019 - 6 p.m. CST

Members Only

Attend the Webinar

September 18, 2019 - 6 p.m. CST

Members Only

On April 22, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new alternative payment models for primary care. The program, called the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, provides five new payment model options under two paths:

  1. Primary Care First (PCF)
  2. Direct Contracting (DC)

This webinar will focus on the PCF models, which are intended to reward outcomes, increase transparency around data, enhance care for populations with high needs, and reduce administrative burden. The two goals of the model are to reduce Medicare spending by preventing avoidable inpatient hospitalizations and improve quality of care and access to care for all beneficiaries. Learn more about the Primary Care First models, which will launch in 26 states/regions on January 1, 2020.

About the Webcast

Members Only

Learning Objectives

After watching this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand components of the Primary Care First models.
  2. Evaluate the impact of participating in Primary Care First on their individual practice.
  3. Identify next steps for participation in Primary Care First.

Presenting Faculty

Kate Freeman, MPH

Kate Freeman, MPH
Care Delivery and Payment Strategist, AAFP

Kate Freeman spent six years working in nonprofit public-health roles, supporting quality improvement and practice transformation efforts alongside physicians serving diverse populations in Chicago, IL. She joined the AAFP in April 2017. Ms. Freeman is experienced in using data-driven approaches to improve access, continuity, practice efficiency, and efficacy of care delivery. In her current role at the Academy, she focuses on practice transformation and primary care payment models, such as the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus and Primary Car First models, associated with the transition to value-based care.

Shawn Martin

R. Shawn Martin
AAFP Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy

Shawn Martin is responsible for overseeing the AAFP Division of Government Relations and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC, as well as the Division of Practice Advancement at the AAFP headquarters in Leawood, Kan. In this role, he directs legislative and private sector advocacy on issues such as physician payment and medical liability reform.

Prior to joining the AAFP senior management team, Martin served as director of government relations and health policy and director of socioeconomic affairs at the American Osteopathic Association. He began his career at AOA as the assistant director of congressional affairs from 1999 to 2000, when he was promoted to deputy director of government relations and director of congressional affairs. In 2006, he was named director of government relations and health policy and, in 2011, he also became director of socioeconomic affairs at the AOA. Read more»