The PCF model includes professional population-based payments and flat primary care visit fees to help practices improve access to care and transition from FFS to population-based payments.
If your practice is located in one of the 26 regions and has at least 800 FFS Medicare patients, you should strongly consider particpating in the PCF model.
- Primary Care First practices may also participate in ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program).
- Primary Care First practices may not participate in the Next Generation ACO Model or the Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care Model.
Learn more here: https://innovation.cms.gov/Files/slides/pcf-payment-slides.pdf
If you have any questions or need additional guidance navigating the Primary Care First Model, ERM Consulting can help!