The Independent Evaluation of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+): Second Annual Report to CMS covers the first two years of CPC+ for the 2,905 practices in regions that began CPC+ in 2017.
The report examines:
engagement in CPC+ by payer partners and health IT vendors and participation by practices;
the supports practices received;
how practices implemented CPC+ and changed the way they delivered health care; and
the early impacts of CPC+ on cost, service use, limited claims-based quality-of-care outcomes, and patient experience for attributed Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
An overview of findings from the Second Annual report is available in the two page Findings At a Glance. Additional detailed information can be found in the Second Annual Report: Supplemental Volume and the Second Annual Report: Appendices to the Supplemental Volume.
CPC+ continued to provide practices with significant supports in the second program year (2018), including enhanced and alternative payments, data feedback, individualized and group learning supports, and health IT vendor support.
CPC+ practices continued to change care delivery.
As in the first year of CPC+, practices thought their work was making a difference, but found aspects challenging.
Primary care transformation takes time to implement.