The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 8 announced plans to test a new Medicare and Medicaid primary care model in eight states beginning in July 2024: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Washington. The voluntary Making Care Primary Model will run through 2034 and build on value-based models such as Comprehensive Primary Care, CPC+, Primary Care First and the Maryland Primary Care Program. CMS said participants will receive additional revenue to build infrastructure, make primary care services more accessible and better coordinate care with specialists. The agency plans to work with model participants to address priorities specific to their communities, including care management for chronic conditions, behavioral health services and health care access for rural residents. 

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