Office of Health Transformation Update August 2, 2016
Ohio announces nation-leading delivery of better primary care
Today Governor John R. Kasich announced that beginning January 1, 2017, Ohio's largest health insurance plans, Medicaid and Medicare will reward primary care providers that do more to keep patients well and hold down the total cost of care. The Ohio Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Program allows high-performing primary care practices to earn enhanced reimbursement from Medicaid and other participating health plans, and yesterday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that Medicare also will provide enhanced payments for select practices in Ohio through a similar program called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). Together these programs create an unprecedented opportunity to give Ohioans the quality of care they need to increase their level of health at every stage of life.