Join Direct Contracting Informational Sessions

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:28 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently announced the CMS Primary Cares Initiative, a new set of payment models that will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system. The CMS Primary Cares Initiative will provide primary care practices and other providers with five new payment model options, three of which are under the Direct Contracting (DC) path.

Direct Contracting is a set of three voluntary payment model options aimed at reducing expenditures and preserving or enhancing quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). The payment model options available under DC create opportunities for a broad range of organizations to participate with the CMS in testing the next evolution of risk-sharing arrangements to produce value and high quality health care.

Please attend one of our upcoming informational sessions to learn more about Direct Contracting. During the one-hour event, you’ll hear from senior leaders and the team behind Direct Contracting about the model’s aims and requirements, benefits of participation, and application process.

For your convenience, we will offer two informational sessions that will include a live question and answer session. Both will be recorded. Session information and registration links are included below:


Informational Session 1: Thursday, May 2nd at 3 PM EDT
Register to attend


Informational Session 2: Tuesday, May 7th at 3 PM EDT
Register to attend


Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Direct Contracting. For additional information about Direct Contracting, please visit the Direct Contracting Model Options web page.



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page.


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