On April 23, 2018, CMS issued a request for information on direct provider contracting models. In that request, (attached hereto as a PDF), CMS stated as follows:
“Under a primary care-focused DPC model, CMS could enter into arrangements with primary care practices under which CMS would pay these participating practices a fixed per beneficiary per month (PBPM) payment to cover the primary care services the practice would be expected to furnish under the model…”
I believe this used to be called capitation, although way back then it was called PMPM (per member per month). Comments are due by May 25, 2018. I wonder if Helen Hunt’s character in “As Good As It Gets” would still like to submit a comment?