The Primary Care First (PCF) model is 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 to improve quality of care and access to care for all beneficiaries. Starting in 2021, PCF will be open to primary care clinicians practicing in 26 participating states and regions. Practices interested in taking part in the program must submit an application by January 22, 2020.
Use this checklist to assess your practice’s readiness to participate in PCF, including care delivery capabilities, data infrastructure, and potential financial impact.