BY NANCY KIRSCH
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s primary care practices are invited to participate in a national primary care medical home model, effective January 2017, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a five-year medical home model, enables primary care practices to choose how to deliver the best outcomes and to receive payment for achieving results and improving care. Through CPC+, practices of diverse sizes, structures and ownerships are eligible to seek qualification in CMS’ Quality Payment Program’s Advanced Alternative Payment Models’ incentive payments. Primary care practices may apply to participate in CPC+ between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15.