JAMA Article Features CMS Lessons in Primary Care Integration
Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Health Forum published a Viewpoint article entitled, “Addressing Challenges in Primary Care: Lessons to Guide Innovation,” authored by CMS leaders Bruce Finke, MD, Kathryn Davidson, LCSW, and Purva Rawal, PhD. The article discusses key lessons on how the CMS Innovation Center’s primary care models are informing the next generation of advanced primary care model development, which will be important to help achieve CMS’ 2030 accountable care goals for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. KFMC Health Improvement Partners served as the Regional Learning Network for CPC+ practices in the Greater Kansas City region and supported their innovation in transforming primary care.
The five lessons detailed in the paper include:
- Primary care practices can meaningfully change how they organize and deliver care;
- Changes in quality and total cost of care are challenging to detect within a five-year period;
- Equity must be an explicit aim of primary care models;
- Multi-payer alignment is necessary to support advanced primary care; and
- Regional context matters for care transformation.
The paper aims to both distill lessons learned from previous models and explain how the lessons learned are influencing model development moving forward.
To read the full article, visit: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama-health-forum/fullarticle/2795471. To learn more about KFMC’s contribution to the success of CPC+ in the Greater Kansas City Region, read our Case Study.