CMC Participating in Anthem's Patient-Centered Primary Care Program
Catholic Medical Center has signed a contract to participate in the WellPoint (Anthem) Patient-Centered Primary Care program.
Catholic Medical Center has agreed to participate in the Anthem Patient-Centered Primary Care program (PC2), effective July 1st. The PC2 program is designed to put the patient at the center of care delivery and to increase the coordination of his/her health, ultimately resulting in better health, better care and lower costs to CMC’s patients. A key element to that coordination is the patient-centered medical home, a comprehensive model of primary care that is team-based and focused on maximizing the quality of care patients receive.
“The program is designed to align financial incentives through upside risk sharing and quality performance incentives, support clinical interventions that occur outside a traditional patient encounter, and move toward risk-stratified care management,” said Dr. Joseph Pepe, President and CEO of CMC. “Our commitment to improving the patient’s care and experience is evident with our numerous rewards and recognitions for quality and patient satisfaction, but in today’s turbulent healthcare environment we also need to focus on evolving from volume-based to value-based and we are pleased to be one of few organizations selected to participate in this PC2 program with Anthem.”
CMC has selected four primary care practices to participate in the PC2 program: Family Health & Wellness, Granite State Internal Medicine, Queen City Medical Associates and Willowbend Family Practice. The organization has also introduced care coordinators to the participating practices to help facilitate the patient-centered medical home model.