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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input from your organization and members. On April 23, CMS announced a request for information (RFI) on Direct Provider Contracting (DPC) models. The RFI is seeking input from stakeholders on a range of questions and is intended to provide CMS information needed to potentially design and release a model in this area.
A direct provider contracting model would allow providers to take further accountability for the cost and quality of a designated population in order to drive better beneficiary outcomes. Such a model would also have the potential to enhance the doctor-patient relationship by providing a platform for physician group practices to provide flexible, accessible, and high-quality care to patients who have actively chosen this type of care, while reducing administrative burdens for clinicians.
We are seeking input on questions related to certain design features of a potential model, such as:
- Provider/State participation
- Beneficiary participation
- General model design
- Program integrity and beneficiary protections
- Existing CMS initiatives
More information about the Direct Provider Contracting RFI is available here. Please share this with interested stakeholders and submit your comments and questions about this RFI via e-mail to DPC@cms.hhs.gov. Comments are due by 11:59pm ET on May 25, 2018.