A request for information seeks public response to the proposed direct provider contracting payment model.
The RFI states a DPC model would aim to enhance the beneficiary-physician relationship by providing a platform for physician group practices to provide flexible, accessible, and high quality care to beneficiaries that have actively chosen this type of care model.
The public is encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences with, and perspectives on, DPC and how CMS can use DPC models to reduce expenditures and preserve or enhance the quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries.
In the Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models, commenters are requested to provide responses to questions related to certain design features of a model, such as:
- Provider/State participation
- Beneficiary participation
- General model design
- Program integrity and beneficiary protections
- Existing CMS initiatives
The follow-up RFI includes 22 specific questions for which CMS is seeking feedback. It asks how a DPC model could be designed to attract a wide variety of physicians and practices, what support physicians and practices would need from CMS in order to participate in such a model, and more.
Responses are accepted until May 25, 2018
There are positive and negative responses. Read the reactions from the American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association and American Association of Retired Persons in Fierce Healthcare