Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has selected the Hudson Valley to be part of its Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, an effort to advance comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care.
The multi-county New York Capital District-Hudson Valley region is one of only seven markets selected to be part of the multi-payer effort to foster collaboration among public and private health plans. In addition to Medicare, the six health plans that are participating are Aetna, Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP), Empire Blue Cross, Hudson Health Plan, MVP Health Care, and the Teamsters Multi-Employer Taft Hartley Funds.
The Capital-Hudson Valley CPC region includes Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties; 75 primary care practices were selected to participate through a competitive application process, which includes 286 providers and approximately 40,500
Some of the guidelines required in order for practices to be selected were:
The practice is located in one of the seven geographic markets
The practice is interested in providing comprehensive primary care
The practice serves a minimum of 150 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
60% of the practices' revenue is generated by payers
The below map represents a geographic distribution of the CPC practices in the Capital-Hudson Valley region.
To view a complete list of the practices selected in the Capital-Hudson Valley region for the CPC click here.
This is an exciting opportunity with an ambitious goal: establish a new national model for the purchase and delivery of comprehensive primary care that will improve health and reduce costs throughout the country.
The initiative builds on the foundation of the patient-centered medical home concept. Like the Hudson Valley Initiative, the CPC initiative encourages multi-payer collaboration, aligning payment reform with practice transformation. Participating payers will reimburse participating practices for providing comprehensive primary care.
"The Capital District-Hudson Valley CPCi: What you must know" On Tuesday, June 26, 2012 THINC hosted a webinar featuring Richard J. Baron, MD, MPH and Sheila Hanley, MPH from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Click here for a PDF copy of the presentation. Click here to listen to the webinar recording.
For a complete list of frequently asked questions, please click here.
For information on the Capital District Hudson Valley RFP click here.