The Primary Care First Act was passed in 2018 with the goal of improving the quality of and access to healthcare for all Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with complex chronic conditions and serious illnesses. The legislation changes the reimbursement model and increases funding to primary care physicians (PCPs) to help facilitate better care, decrease the number of hospital visits for these patients, and improve outcomes.
As the start date for the initial cohort of participants approaches, IMO’s Jim Thompson, MD, and Amy Loriaux, PhD, take a closer look at the Act and its implications for patients and providers alike.
- Explore the Primary Care First Act, who it impacts, goals, and who can participate
- Identify how the Act changes reimbursement practices
- Discuss how the legislation may affect the patient experience
- Review key success factors to optimize reimbursements