Home | News & Analysis
Part B News
You may find a lot to like about the Primary Care First model options that CMS unveiled in April as the federal agency continues to accelerate the shift to value-based care. However, while CMS envisions that the primary care-focused model will cover 25% of Medicare-eligible patients in the near term, you’ll have to assess whether it’s the right fit for your practice.
A hot health care job market means staff asking for raises. If that’s too rich for your blood, offer them other, less expensive perks, such as bonuses and esprit de corps.

The Trump administration has finalized its conscience protection rule that empowers providers to refuse to provide services and even medical information that runs contrary to their personal morality.


Practices that opt to partake in the Primary Care First delivery model that’s launching in 2020 will greet a hybrid payment model that combines two revenue sources: per-encounter fees and quarterly, population-based payments (see story, p. 1).


User Name:
Welcome to the new Part B News Online. If you are a returning user having trouble logging in, please click here.
Back to top