August 2023

New Making Care Primary Model is requesting applications in Colorado


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (federal CMS) announced the new Making Care Primary (MCP) Model in June to increase the investment in primary care, allowing participants to provide patients with seamless, high-quality, whole-person care. The agency has now released a Request for Applications (RFA) detailing model payment, care delivery, quality, and other policies for the MCP Model. The RFA, along with the latest model announcements, can be found on the MCP Model webpage

Support for those affected by Maui wildfires

Following the devastating wildfires on Maui and Hawaiʻi Island and an outpouring of the desire to help, the Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) has published a Maui Support page that is being regularly updated as news, additional resources and donation opportunities become available. Please consider supporting HMA as they mobilize volunteers and supplies. The road to recovery will be long.

HCPF Public Health Emergency planning update


Colorado has returned to regular eligibility renewal processes for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), beginning with renewals due in May 2023. Practices can help by sharing partner toolkits developed by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) on actions needed by those insured under these programs:

For providers:

  • includes additional partner resources and information for those who may need to transition to other health coverage.
  • The next webinar on the end of the continuous coverage requirement will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. MT. Register here.

Summaries of PFS and OPPS/ASC proposed payment rules


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS) released the 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule (MFS) new proposed payment rules. Please see the resources below from the federal CMS and reach out to with technical questions about the rules.


Plus, the American Medical Association has the following resources:

AMA staff will continue analyzing the rule and develop comments during the 60-day comment period to address potential impacts and advocate for improvements, sharing a draft comment letter with the Federation in advance of this submission deadline. Comments are due by Sept. 11, 2023. 

Thanks to our Partners in Medicine, who support Colorado physicians and practices!
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