Governor Larry Hogan, together with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced the federal approval of Maryland’s Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model, known as the “Maryland Model”. A central part of the Maryland Model is the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP), which supports the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the State and allows community providers to play an increasingly important role in improving health outcomes and controlling total health care spending growth.
MedChi as a Care Transformation Organization for the MDPCP:
MedChi is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health to promote and assist with the new Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP), scheduled to launch in January 2019. MedChi has been approved as a physician led Care Transformation Organization (CTO). The role of a CTO is to provide support to practices via care management personnel, infrastructure, and technical assistance. Providers are not required to contract with and receive services from CTOs, though the State expects many providers would benefit from the education and technical assistance tailored to their needs.
Regardless of whether you choose to request MedChi as your CTO for the MDPCP, MedChi is offering assistance to practices in filling out the MDPCP application. For further questions or help on your application process please email Colleen George.
To view a complete list of approved CTOs, please click here.
The Program Management Office at the Maryland Department of Health is holding Mini-Webinar Series to better educate physicians and practices who are interested in applying for the MDPCP.
Mini-webinars are only a few minutes in length to provide a concise, easy-to-understand overview of important topics. They also answer many question applicants frequently have during the application process. Recently added webinar topics include: