Maryland Primary Care Program

​(This was previously named the "Maryland Comprehensive Primary Care Model".)


The next st​ep in health transformation in Maryland means transitioning to an All-Payer Model that limits the growth in total cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries. A key component of supporting the All-Payer Model is system-wide primary care transformation. Maryland, equipped with prior experience and expertise in primary care transformation, now proposes a Maryland-specific program: The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP). This foundational payment and delivery system reform is designed to transcend the silos that separate the many professionals who are seeing patients, by providing the technical assistance, learning systems and the funding streams to support care delivery transformation. The MDPCP is based upon the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Model​

The State of Maryland and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the Total Cost of Care Model and the Maryland Primary Care Program, which will start in 2019. Below is a timetable of key dates:
Release Application​
June 8, 2018
​CTO Application Period Open ​June 8 - July 23, 2018
​Practice Application Period Open ​​August 1 - 31, 2018
Select CTOs and Practices
Summer/Fall 2018
Initiate Program​
January 1, 2019

Request for​ Applications (RFA) is now available from CMMI 

General Information​



Contact Us

Do you have questions or comments about the MDPCP program? If so, please email the MDPCP team at: Messages sent to this address are monitored by experts in the program who are responsible for ensuring that questions are answered and comments are considered throughout program implementation.​ You can also call the MDPCP Helpdesk at 844-711-CMMI, Option 7.​

For specific questions related to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), please visit the QPP Help & Support page, or email QPP@cm​​



Last updated: 2018 June 15