Can CPC+ align Physicians, Payers and HealthIT? #hcbiz 11

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its largest-ever multi-payer initiative to improve primary care in America. Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is an advanced primary care medical home model that rewards value and quality by offering an innovative payment structure to support delivery of comprehensive primary care.

Checkout my full post on CPC+ here:

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 the Business of Healthcare community will take on the topic of CPC+ and the CMMI approach in general.

First, the #hcbiz tweetchat beginning at 12 EST will ask 3 questions in 30 minutes:

Q1: Do you think that CMMI is iterating at the proper pace or should they wait for results to materialize more substantially before starting a new model?

Q2: Do you support proactive incentive payments like we see in CPC+, or should practices be required to perform before getting paid?

Q3: What do you think about HealthIT vendors being required to sign an MOU with CMS? Are they being paternalistic or realistic?

(Follow the #hcbiz hashtag on Twitter or use an app like to join the conversation).

Then at 12:30 PM EST we’ll launch into the #hcbiz Show on blab. My co-host Shahid Shah and I will be joined by:

David Harlow from and The Harlow Group LLC

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

As usual, we’ll focus in on the business realities that will be faced by everyone involved (CMS, commercial payers, practices, Health IT vendors and, of course, patients). Subscribe here!