Learn How to Apply to the Comprehensive Primary Care initiativeApplication Deadline July 20th You are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar about the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative:July 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET – CPC Initiative Application Deadline July 20th - How and Why You Should ApplyHosted by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Click HERE to register for the webinar. July 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET – Everything You Wanted to Know to Apply to the CPC initiative Hosted by CMS. Click HERE to access the webinar, no registration necessary. July 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. ET– Everything You Wanted to Know to Apply to the CPC initiative Hosted by CMS. Click HERE to access the webinar, no registration necessary. Please dial in 10 minutes early to ensure that you are joined into the conference by the call start time. In all of these webinars, practices will have the opportunity to learn about program requirements, milestones, and other keys to success from CMS Innovation Center staff and leadership from primary care clinical leadership.The CPC Initiative will test a more robust primary care service delivery model supported by enhanced payments, whereby Medicare, commercial and State health insurance plans will offer non-visit based payments to primary care doctors who better coordinate care for their patients. Details can be viewed on the Innovation Center CPC page and the CPC practice solicitation. CMS will be offering a $20 (average) per beneficiary per month care management fee on behalf of aligned Medicare beneficiaries who receive care in selected practices, as well as an opportunity to earn shared savings; aligned private payers are each offering their own monthly support payments and an opportunity to earn shared savings to practices in their networks who are selected by CMS.Approximately 75 primary care practices in each of the seven designated markets listed below will be selected to participate in the CPC initiative:Arkansas – StatewideColorado – StatewideNew Jersey – StatewideNew York – Capital District-Hudson Valley RegionOhio and Kentucky– Cincinnati-Dayton RegionOklahoma – Greater Tulsa RegionOregon – StatewideApplications from primary care practices in these geographic areas are currently being accepted. The first step of the application is completing the Application Pre-Screening tool. Upon completing the tool, applicants meeting the minimum level eligibility requirements will receive an email with further details about how to complete the rest of the application process. If you are unable to join the webinar, more information about the CPC initiative is available at Innovation Center's CPC webpage, including the slides, audio recording and transcript from a previously-held webinar. We are here to help! If you have questions about the CPC initiative or the content of the practice application, email us at [email protected]. If you are having technical problems with the online application, please email [email protected]. The CMS Innovation Center was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models that have the potential to reduce program expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care. More information is at innovation.cms.gov.