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.
Request for Applications - contains program details, requirements for participation, and application instructions
Electronic Application - the CTO application period has closed for the 2018 application cycle. Applications will re-open again in 2019.
CTO Portal User Manual
Examples from the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Program
CPC+ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
CPC+ Practice Participation Agreement
2018 CPC+ Implementation Guide
Care Transformation Support Vendor Survey
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.
Summary of Vendors
Maryland Primary Care Program 2-Page Summary - June 2018
Maryland Primary Care Program Flyer - June 2018
CMMI CTO Office Hours Questions & Answers - June 26, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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:
CTO Role and Services
More videos coming soon
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 overview of program design and timeline, followed by a Q&A session.
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