CMS Gets Commitments For Primary Care Initiative

Law360, Washington (June 6, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has partnered with primary care providers and 45 insurers in eight states in a new initiative to promote enhanced primary medical care for patients under health reform law provisions, the agency announced Wednesday.

The four-year program, dubbed the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, will pay incentives to participating primary care practices in exchange for the practices providing longer operating hours, electronic medical record use, coordination of patient care with other providers and other enhanced medical services. CMS claims such care...
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