Editorial: Yet another voluntary, value-based reimbursement program

Modern Healthcare

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To put the CMS’ latest voluntary program promoting primary care in its proper perspective, one should think in biblical terms.

In the beginning, the 2006 Tax Relief and Health Care Act called on the CMS to set up “medical home” experiments at willing primary-care practices. In 2011, the newborn Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation begat the Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration and the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration.