AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio has been selected by CMS, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, as one of only 14 regions nationwide eligible to participate in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), an innovative new federally-funded payment model that rewards value and quality in health care by offering incentives to support comprehensive primary care.
Caravan Health makes qualification and participation in CPC+ simple with the same easy-to-implement programs used today by 23 of the nation's most successful Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Lynn Barr is the CEO of Caravan Health. "Overall population health in Ohio is ranked below the national average due in large part to higher rates of diabetes, obesity and smoking," stated Ms. Barr. "The measurable improvements we have seen in improving patient outcomes in Ohio have been in large part due to the primary care practices already making the transition to a more comprehensive model of care delivery. These are the practices CPC+ will help the most."
Under CPC+, Track 1 and Track 2 participants are paid an average of $180,000 to $336,000 per 1,000 patients per year, respectively, for care management fees, in addition to fee-for-service payments, and are also eligible for $30,000 to $48,000 per year in incentive bonuses. In addition, Track 2 primary care providers can also get as much as 71.5% of the reimbursement previously confined to face-to-face visits, using patient-pleasing methods such as phone, email, or text. All procedures and routine office visits are still fully billable under the physician fee schedule, sometimes at higher rates.
The CPC+ application period runs from August 1st through September 15th. There will be 5,000 eligible practices notified in October 2016 and the program begins January 1st, 2017.
For practices in Ohio missing any of the eligibility requirements, Caravan Health can qualify your practice for either track of CPC+ in a few short weeks. Using support from a Practice Transformation Network, Caravan Health can help practices apply and set up all of the qualifying programs at no cost.
For more information about CPC+ contact CMS directly by email CPCplus@cms.hhs.gov or call the CPC+ Help Line: 1-844-442-2672.
Caravan Health holds a live weekly webinar on how to qualify your practice for (CPC+) every Wednesday at 9am PT/11am CT. Log in to www.readytalk.com and enter participant code 5004771. An audio-only option is available by dialing (303) 248-0285 and entering 5004771.
For more information, go to www.caravanhealth.com.
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