Maryland Prim​ary Care Program

Practice Information

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) is des​igned to support the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the state to improve health outcomes, while controlling total health care spending growth. The program presents an unprecedented opportunity to participate in care transformation for physicians, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with a variety of specialty designations, including: General Practice, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and co-located Psychiatry.

Modeled after CMMI's national Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Model​ (CPC+), participating practices will receive additional prospective payments from Medicare to make transformative changes to the way they deliver care. Practices will also receive technical assistance and data supports to accelerate transformation.


Practice Timeline

Activity
Timeframe
June 8, 2018
Application Period Open ​August 1 - 31, 2018
Business Associate Agreements Signed with CTOs ​​Fall 2018
Participation Agreements Signed with CMS
Fall 2018
Program​ Launch
January 1, 2019

Practice Resources


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 practices include:


MDPCP General Practice Update Webinar - May 31, 2018

The Program Management Office held an MDPCP Update webinar for organizations interested in learning more about the program, with a particular emphasis on practices interested in participating. The presentation includes updates on program design and timeline, as well as a Q&A session.


Maryland Academy of Family Physicians - February 24, 2018

The Program Management Office gave a presentation on the MDPCP during the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians (MDAFP) 2018 Winter Regional Conference. Slides from the presentation are provided below
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Regional Provider Meeting Slides - January 25, 2018

Several provider meetings were held throughout the fall of 2017 and winter of 2018 in various regions in Maryland to help education practices about the upcoming requirements for the Maryland Primary Care Program. The slides below contain information that was presented in the Southern region on January 25, 2018.


MACRA, Value-Based Payment, and MDPCP - January 17, 2018

This January 17, 2018 presentation was co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Public Health, Maryland Health Care Commission, and University of Maryland School of Medicine. Webinar topics included: MACRA in 5 Steps, How to Use the MIPS Calculator, How to Select MIPS Metrics to Report, Maryland Value Based Payment Models, and the Maryland Primary Care Program.


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