Challenges and opportunities for rural providers in new CPC+ initiative

The government's new Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Plus initiative presents both challenges and opportunities for rural providers, writes Janelle Ali-Dinar, Ph.D., a rural healthcare expert, on RACMonitor. The expansion of the CPC model, released on April 11, will provide doctors the flexibility to spend the time needed on sicker patients while exploring telemedicine-based strategies for those who are healthier. "This model actually opens the rural marketplace to optimize a non-face-to-face paradigm via chronic care management-based rural service solutions for clinical reimbursement," she says. Article.