The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a new voluntary value-based primary care model called Making Care Primary (MCP). With a planned launch date of July 1, 2024 in eight states, including North Carolina.

The 10.5-year model aims to improve care management and care coordination, equip primary care clinicians with tools to form partnerships with health care specialists, and leverage community-based connections to address patients’ health needs.

CMS is now accepting non-binding applications from Medicare-enrolled organizations that provide primary care services to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries. The application deadline is December 14, 2023

NC AHEC has developed an MCP playbook for potential applicants, which contains concepts about the MCP model and its design, timelines, evaluation tools, considerations, and resources. It’s a must-see for those interested in applying!

For more information, visit CMS here.