I always like to point out the nonsense that goes on in our healthcare system. Primary care, which really is a very simple concept to understand, has been picked apart, blown up, quantified and destroyed by the idiots in charge. The only thing they haven’t truly embraced is the thing that works the best, that being direct primary care. Instead they have another hoop called CPC+. What is it?
- a joint Medicare-commercial insurance medical home venture that’ll be available in as many as 20 soon-to-be-announced regions.
- The five-year Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) will accept 5,000 practices, half in a basic track and half in a more advanced track. Both tracks offer care management fees and performance payments to reward practices for quality improvement and cost reductions but they’re more generous in the advanced track.
Yup, more of the same unproven concepts that got us where we are today. But at least they gave it a new name, right?