New CMS model to launch July 1, 2024, in eight states, including North Carolina.


In June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new model aimed at strengthening coordination between patients’ primary care clinicians, specialists, social service providers, and behavioral health clinicians, to drive improved chronic disease prevention, fewer emergency room visits, and better health outcomes.

CMS has released a Request for Applications (RFA), detailing model payment, care delivery, quality, and other policies for the Making Care Primary (MCP) Model. Interested applicants may apply to the model later this month when the Application Portal opens. CMS will send an announcement when the Application Portal is open.

CMS will answer questions during office hours from 2-3 PM ET on August 21, 2023. Sign up for office hours here. Submit questions about the RFA in advance via registration or send your questions to [email protected]. If you are interested in the Making Care Primary Model, but are not sure whether to apply yet, please submit a non-binding Letter of Intent here.

For questions about the Making Care Primary Model, please reach out to [email protected].