CMMI is a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Direct Contracting Model on November 25, 2019 and opened the application portal on December 20, 2019. Direct Contracting is part of a strategy by CMMI to redesign primary care as a platform to drive broader health care delivery system reform. Interested applicants are required to submit an application by February 25, 2020 to be considered for participation in the model.
To learn more about Direct Contracting, please register for the upcoming events listed below. Registration links for upcoming webinars can be found on the Direct Contracting Model Website, as they become available. The Direct Contracting Model Team will hold corresponding office hours following each webinar. CMS asks that any questions be submitted two business days prior to each office hours to the Direct Contracting inbox: DPC@cms.hhs.gov. All webinar and office hour recordings will be posted to the Direct Contracting Model Website, as they become available.
January Events from CMMI:
- Direct Contracting Payment Part I: Risk Sharing/Risk Mitigation/Cash Flow Webinar – Wednesday, January 15 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET (Register here)
- Direct Contracting Payment Part II: Risk Adjustment/Benchmarking/Quality Webinar – Wednesday, January 22 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET (Register here)
- Office Hours: Direct Contracting Payment Part I: Risk Sharing/Risk Mitigation/Cash Flow – Tuesday, January 28 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET (Register here)
- Office Hours: Direct Contracting Payment Part II: Risk Adjustment/Benchmarking/Quality – Tuesday, February 11 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET (Register here)
Upcoming Events and Milestones
Now through February 25, 2020: Implementation Period application open
May 2020: Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) selection
Spring 2020: Performance Year One (PY1) application open
Visit the Direct Contracting Model website to stay up to date with the latest model resources, including those listed below.
If you or your colleagues are unable to attend these events, presentation materials will be available on CMMI’s Webinars & Forums website following the events.
If you are interested in receiving additional information and updates about the Direct Contracting Model Options, please subscribe to the Direct Contracting Model Options listserv.
Questions or feedback?
If you have questions or feedback regarding the Direct Contracting Model, please visit the Direct Contracting Model Website or email the model team at DPC@cms.hhs.gov.
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