Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is participating in a new pilot program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aimed at rewarding improved health outcomes.
Comprehensive Care Plus, or CPC+, is a program in which insurers who applied and were selected in 14 markets in the country will work with primary care providers on achieving better care and spending smarter for healthier patients, according to a statement from Horizon.
The primary care providers will be chosen based on an application process through CMS.
“CPC+ is a another bold commitment from CMS to accelerate the transition to a health care delivery system that rewards doctors when they achieve improved quality outcomes that keep their patients well while better controlling costs,” said Allen Karp, senior vice president of healthcare management for Horizon.
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This new program is a sequel to one from 2012 that Horizon is also participating in, and which is slated to end in December of this year. The four-year program had the goal of transitioning primary care providers to value-based reimbursement models.
CPC+ begins in January.
“Through CPC and our own value-based efforts, Horizon has made tens of millions of dollars in value-based payments and other investments over the last six years to give primary care doctors and their care teams the tools to transform their practices. CPC+ will help infuse millions more in payer dollars so that additional practices can bring this improved care delivery approach to their patients,” Karp said.
Date: August 03, 2016