In an effort to unlock healthcare data and move to value-based payment models, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today launched what it is calling its largest-ever initiative to transform and improve primary care in the United States, potentially impacting more than 20,000 clinicians and 25 million patients nationwide.

Called the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, CMS says the new initiative is meant to improve healthcare quality and cost, while enabling physicians and patients to have more control over care delivery. Specifically, the five-year CPC+ model is aimed at providing better health outcomes and paying doctors for achieving those results.

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