The Centers for Medicare and 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 applications from Medicare-enrolled organizations that provide primary care services to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries. The application deadline is November 30, 2023.

NCAHEC has developed a 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.