New Pathways for Primary Care: An Update on Primary Care Programs From the Innovation Center at CMS

Authors, Primary Baron,R. J.
Title Primary New Pathways for Primary Care: An Update on Primary Care Programs From the Innovation Center at CMS
Periodical Full The Annals of Family Medicine
Pub Year 2012
Volume 10
issue 2
Start Page 152-155
Abstract Those in practice find that the fee-for-service system does not adequately value the contributions made by primary care. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) was created by the Affordable Care Act to test new models of health care delivery to improve the quality of care while lowering costs. All programs coming out of the Innovation Center are tests of new payment and service delivery models. By changing both payment and delivery models and moving to a payment model that rewards physicians for quality of care instead of volume of care, we may be able to achieve the kind of health care patients want to receive and primary care physicians want to provide.
Publisher Seamless Care Models, Innovation Center, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Place of Publication Baltimore, Maryland.
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Reference Type(s) Policy Brief
Topic Tag(s) System Approach to Quality and Safety;Cost and Reimbursement;Demonstrations
Special Population(s) Medicaid Recipients;Medicare Beneficiaries
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