Kansas City market to test new physician payment model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to test its new compensation model — called Comprehensive Primary Care Plus — in the Kansas City area.

Kansas City is one of just 14 markets in the country to pilot the program, which compensates physicians for the quality and cost efficiency of their care, rather than on a fee-for-service basis, according to a press release from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Blue KC led Kansas City’s effort to land the test program. The health insurer said CMS picked Kansas City even though Blue KC was the only payer to apply. CMS told Blue KC it’s confident the insurer’s market presence “is sufficiently robust to proceed without other payers,” according to the press release.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal

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