Practices, that wish to access the CMS Collaboration website: click here!
What does this mean for you and your practice?
In the next few weeks, you will be working with CMS and participating payers to finalize program contracts and expectations. Contracting arrangements will be finalized by 11/1/2012 which is the kickoff for the program and begins the first month for which enhanced PMPM payments will be payable.
How can Beacon help?
The Practice Transformation team will continue to provide you support and guidance throughout the CPC initiative. QIAs will serve as a communication channel and can help facilitate questions through CMS as the contracting phase progresses. Once the program begins, the Practice Transformation team will be available to your practice as an advisor and coach, (in a manner similar to the Beacon program) with curriculum and resources to help you in your work. Details of what this will look like will be outlined in your RMHP contract. RMHP will be the contracted CMS partner to deliver practice transformation support to participating CPCi practices on the western slope. Your practice may receive offers from outside quality improvement companies as well. We hope to have the opportunity to continue working with your practice throughout this exciting initiative.
As this program progresses, and you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to your Practice Transformation QIA. We are here to help you as much as we can.
We are here to help!
Please let us know any questions or concerns that you may have as you review the CPC Solicitation and Terms & Conditions documents. As a participating CPC payer, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and its partnering organizations in the Colorado Beacon Consortium will provide individualized, focused support to your practice with the application– as well as with all program objectives and milestones:
- Completing the Annual CPC Budget
- EHR data extraction and validation
- Risk adjustment and patient stratification
- Quality improvement processes and reporting
- Practice-based care management and care coordination across the “medical neighborhood”
- Measuring patient experience
- Attesting to Stage 1 Meaningful Use — and beyond
Lead Contacts for the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative:
- Brooke Thomas, RMHP Quality Improvement/Program Advisor ( 970) 248-8725; firstname.lastname@example.org