Investing in a Strong Primary Care Health System: An Overview of CMMI’s Making Care Primary Model

High-quality primary care is foundational to providing “whole person care” that emphasizes prevention, as well as team-based and relationship-based care. To help improve primary care, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has developed and tested several multi-payer advanced primary care models over the last several years. Earlier this year, CMMI announced another opportunity for providers and payers to participate in an innovative primary care model. The new Making Care Primary (MCP) model seeks to support the delivery of high-quality, advanced primary care services, prioritize meeting both the medical and nonmedical needs of patients, advance health equity, and address fragmentation throughout the health care system. CMMI is accepting applications for the MCP model through December 14, 2023, with the new model slated to launch on July 1, 2024.

In a new webinar, Manatt Health and CMMI will share an in-depth look at the MCP model, including objectives, requirements and participation options. Key topics that will be covered include:  

  • The MCP model’s goals and eligibility requirements for participants
  • The model’s payment, technology and care delivery parameters
  • The three available tracks for participation
  • An interactive panel discussion sharing trends, experiences and insights across multiple health care stakeholders 

Date and Time:

Thursday, November 16
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET


  • Edith Coakley Stowe, Managing Director, Manatt Health
  • Alison Shippy, Director, Manatt Health
  • Lauren McDevitt, Model Lead, Making Care Primary CMS Innovation Center
  • Rhandi Morgan, RN, Care Delivery Lead, Making Care Primary CMS Innovation Center
  • Jade Barberi, Health Equity Lead, Making Care Primary CMS Innovation Center

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This program does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. Views expressed by presenters are strictly their own and should not be construed to be the views of Manatt or attributed to Manatt.



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