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HCIA Evaluations: Primary Care Redesign

2013-2017
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Mathematica evaluated the 14 primary care redesign programs, which operate at different levels (that is, physician practices, hospitals, or health systems).

In July 2012, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), an operational unit within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, awarded cooperative agreements to 107 programs proposing innovative ways to improve the quality and lower the cost of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program enrollees. One focus area of these innovations—primary care redesign—seeks to increase and improve the performance of the primary care workforce through enhanced training and education, and to rethink the roles and functions of different types of health care workers. Some of the programs seek to integrate behavioral health into primary care.

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