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HHS To Implement Pay-For-Performance Models For Primary Care Practices Serving Medicare

May 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two weeks ago, the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) unveiled the “Primary Cares Initiative,” a program that aims to “reduce administrative burdens” and enable primary care physicians to earn “performance-based payments” if they deliver care to Medicare patients that meets certain targets and decreases downstream healthcare costs.

CMS has posted a request for applications for the first cohort of primary care practices. The program is intended to go into effect January 2020 and continue for five years.

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