Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

What is it?

The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative is a partnership between Medicare and other insurance programs and organizations. The partnership is designed to help selected primary care providers and their practices provide additional resources to improve the quality of care. Primary care practices can use these resources to make improvements to their practice, like hiring new staff and updating technology to better coordinate their patients’ care.

When should I get it?

If your primary care doctor or practice is participating in this initiative, you’ll get a notice in the mail. The notice will also tell you that Medicare will share some of your personal health information with your doctor’s practice so they have the most up-to-date information about your health. This includes information about the care you get from other doctors or health care providers. If you don’t want Medicare to share this information, follow the instructions in the notice.

Who sends it?

Primary care practices participating in the initiative.

What should I do if I get this notice?

There are no additional steps you need to take to keep getting care from your usual providers. Your current Medicare benefits, services, rights and protections won’t change, and you’ll still have the right to use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time.

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