Innovation Center Requests Comments on Direct Provider Contracting

On April 23, 2018, the Innovation Center released a Request for Information (RFI) on direct provider contracting (DPC) between payers and primary care or multi-specialty groups to inform potential testing of a DPC model within the Medicare fee-for-service program (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage program, and Medicaid. Comments are due on May 25, 2018.

The Innovation Center requests feedback on experiences with, and perspectives on, DPC and how CMS can use DPC models to reduce expenditures and preserve or enhance the quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries.

More information is available on the Innovation Center website.

For more information on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani (202-204-1459 or or Mara McDermott (202-204-1462 or