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CMS Selects 73 Colorado Practices to Participate in Medical Home Initiative

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center has selected 73 Colorado primary care practices to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative. The practices represent 335 primary care practitioners serving approximately 41,000 Medicare beneficiaries across urban and rural Colorado. They include a diverse array of large and small practices, some with National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition, and others just beginning their journey.

Colorado was selected in June as one of only seven markets to participate in CPCI across the nation. Under CPCI, CMS will pay primary care practices a care management fee to support enhanced, coordinated services on behalf of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Simultaneously, nine health plan payers across Colorado, including Colorado Medicaid, are also offering enhanced payment to primary care practices that are designed to support them in providing high-quality primary care on behalf of their members.

This four year public-private partnership enables Colorado to build on the success of the four-year multipayer PCMH pilot that just concluded in April, which demonstrated the effectiveness of care coordination payments to facilitate the infrastructure primary care providers need to coordinate care, improve outcomes and control costs. The Colorado practices were selected through a competitive application process and will start delivering enhanced health care services this fall.

CIVHC continues to act as a resource to Colorado primary care practices and other organizations interested in CPCI.

Learn more about the Colorado Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.

View map and list of Colorado practices.