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CMS announces new primary care payment models aimed at greater shared risk

October 4, 2019

The Trump Administration is experimenting with several new primary care payment models, including one that would shift providers to global payments.

Called the Primary Cares initiative, the aim is to push primary care providers to take on more risk, officials said.

“This initiative will radically elevate the importance of primary care in American medicine, move toward a system where providers are paid for outcomes rather than procedures and free doctors to focus on the patients in front of them, rather than the paperwork we send them,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during an announcement at the American Medical Association last month.

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