New Medicare innovation project could be ‘game changer’ for primary care

Medcitynews.com: Brandon Glenn, 4.11.12.
A pilot project from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation will funnel extra cash to primary care practices from both the federal government and private insurers.

The federal government has selected seven regions across the nation to participate in the pilot program, including the Cincinnati and Dayton area in Southern Ohio. Officials with Cincinnati’s The Health Collaborative — a group of hospitals, physicians, insurers and other healthcare stakeholders — said the pilot program could bring an additional $15 million to 75 participating primary care practices in the region.

“We really view this is a game changer relative to primary care innovation and support,” said Greg Ebel, executive director of The Health Collaborative. Read more