Maryland Primary Care Program

Care Transformation Organization (CTO) Information

CMS is accepting applications from a new type of entity, a Care Transformation Organization (CTO). For purposes of the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP), a CTO is defined as an entity that hires and manages an interdisciplinary care management team capable of furnishing an array of care coordination services to Maryland Medicare beneficiaries attributed to Participant Practices. The interdisciplinary care management team may furnish care coordination services such as: pharmacist services, health and nutrition counseling services, behavioral health specialist services, referrals and linkages to social services, and support from health educators and Community Health Workers (CHWs). Many different types of entities may submit a CTO application, including health plans, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), managed service organizations (MSOs), Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs), hospitals, and other practice support organizations.

CTO Timeline

June 8, 2018
Application ​Period Open ​June 8 - July 23, 2018
​Participation Agreements signed with CMS Fall 2018
Business Associate Agreements signed with ​​Practices
Fall 2018
Program Launch​
January 1, 2019

A full list of approved CTOs​ is now available

CTO Resources

For interested vendors, please complete the form below and indicate your areas of support and contact information. For prospective program participants, please see summary of available vendor services in the market. This list will be updated on a regular basis. The State does not endorse any vendor listed.​

Educational Sessions 

Mini-Webinar Series: Getting Ready for the Maryland Primary Care Program - Summer/Fall 2018

The Program Management Office is providing a series of educational webinars to help practices and CTOs learn more about the MDPCP and prepare to submit their applications. Videos are only a few minutes in length to provide a concise, easy-to-understand overview of important topics that applicants frequently have questions about. Topics specific to CTOs include​:

CMMI Introduction to the Maryland Primary Care Program for CTOs - June 14, 2018

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) hosted an introductory webinar for organizations interested in learning more about CTOs under the MDPCP. The presentation provides an overview of requirements for CTOs, followed by a Q&A session.

CTO Update Meeting - May 29, 2018

The Program Management Office held an MDPCP Update Meeting at the Maryland Hospital Association for organizations interested in participating as Care Transformation Organizations (CTOs). The presentation provides an ov​erview of program design and timeline, followed by a Q&A session.

Please check our calendar for a schedule of upcoming educational events.