Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Participates in National CMS Initiative

November 7, 2012

Congratulations to the 68 practices selected by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in a new initiative coordinated by its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Together, these 68 practices represent 265 total providers in the Greater Tulsa Region, one of seven regions selected across the nation to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative . The program will offer value-based care reimbursement to primary care physicians over the course of four years.

This program is unique in that it is a collaboration of multiple payers – CMS, Oklahoma Health Care Authority and insurers like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Another participating organization is the MyHealth Access Network , a community health information exchange, whose technology will enable the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative to come to life. MyHealth is also part of a bigger picture, serving as a health information exchange throughout the state of Oklahoma. MyHealth Access Network is one of a select few national sites receiving a three year federal Beacon Community Award from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Currently, approximately 18,000 fully-insured Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma members have been selected to participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative. The Federal Employee Program (FEP) has already shown intent to participate, and administrative services only (ASO) groups will be recruited in 2013.

To see the full list of participating providers, visit the CMS website .