Multi-Payer Primary Care Transformation News

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  • With Focus on Evaluation, Multi-State Collaborative Hosts Annual In-Person Meeting

    Nov 29, 2017

    What is the impact of multi-payer primary care transformation programs like Medicare’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) on health care quality and value? That was one of the many questions addressed in late October when the Milbank Memorial Fund Multi-State Collaborative (MC) held its annual in-person meeting in Boston. Forty individuals from 16 regions or states involved in multi-payer … Read more

  • Multi-State Collaborative Hosts Meeting for Payers

    Oct 31, 2017

    It might have been difficult to imagine 10 years ago—commercial and public insurers meeting to compare notes on how to better align payments, measures, and reporting to transform primary care. Yet there they were, at the most recent meeting of the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Multi-State Collaborative (MC) all-payer meeting, held on September 19 in Washington, DC. All of the payers in … Read more

  • Regional Partners in Innovation: My Site Visit to the South Central United States

    Jul 31, 2017

    BY LISA DULSKY WATKINS It’s rare to have the opportunity to observe collaboration in action firsthand. But that’s what happened when I recently traveled to Arkansas and Oklahoma to see how public and private insurers in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) markets do their regional work. As I set off walking from downtown Little Rock to my first meeting, I wondered if it was just me (an … Read more

  • The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Publishes New Evidence Report

    Jul 10, 2017

    The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) has released a new evidence report, “The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization,” that assesses recent research on the effects of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other forms of advanced primary care on population costs and quality of care. The report, published with support from the … Read more

  • How Oregon Created a CPC+ Collaborative

    Jun 20, 2017

    Oregon is like a lot of markets participating in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, Medicare’s national payment reform model developed to strengthen primary care through multi-payer alignment, payment reform, and care delivery transformation. Payer participants in the state’s initiative know that they need to function as a “collaborative” if they are to meet the … Read more

  • CMS Announces New Regions to Join CPC+

    May 30, 2017

    On May 17, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Innovation Center (CMMI) announced the regions chosen for the second wave of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), the national model that was developed to strengthen primary care through payment reform and care delivery transformation. CMS will partner with seven insurers in four new regions: Louisiana, Nebraska, … Read more

  • Multi-Payer Primary Care Transformation Continues to Expand

    Mar 30, 2017

    by Lisa Dulsky Watkins, Director of the Multi-State Collaborative   Starting in January 2017, multi-payer primary care transformation expanded in scale and scope to 14 states with the launch of the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. Demonstrating its deep commitment to improving the quality of primary care and tackling health care’s costs, the Centers for Medicare and … Read more

  • Update on CPC+ and the Multi-State Collaborative

    Feb 27, 2017

    2017 began with the launch of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)—the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations’ multi-payer primary care transformation project and second largest provider payment reform project—in 14 regions around the country, with nearly 3,000 clinical practices, 54 public and private insurers, and Medicare engaged.  A flurry of activity followed. Participants … Read more

  • Pre-Holiday Update from the Multi-State Collaborative

    Dec 22, 2016

    December has been a busy month for the Multi-State Collaborative—and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On December 20, CMS released the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC) Third Annual Report with impact findings from the first three years of the initiative through the end of December 2015.  Key evaluation findings including the following: Combined results from … Read more

  • Multi-State Collaborative Meeting Held

    Nov 28, 2016

    Every year, the Milbank Memorial Fund holds an in-person meeting for participants in the Multi-State Collaborative (MC), a voluntary group of leaders who are representatives of state-based, multi-payer, primary care transformation initiatives.  This year, the meeting was held in Detroit in early November. Fifty individuals representing 16 statewide and regional projects attended. The … Read more


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