About The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP)

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) will complete its first four years at the end of this year. This voluntary, advanced primary care program that is open for qualifying Maryland primary care physicians is jointly operated by the Maryland Department of Health and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The program began on January 1, 2019 and will be running through December 31, 2026.

In this post, we describe why the MDPCP was created, its achievements and highlight how Netrin, as an MDPCP Care Transformation Organization (CTO), supports primary care physicians participating in this program.

Why was Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) created?

As CMS states, strengthening primary care is critical to promoting health and reducing overall health care costs in Maryland. The goal of this program is for CMS and the state of Maryland to test whether a statewide health care delivery transformation in conjunction with population-based payments will improve health outcomes of patients while controlling the total cost of Medicare spending.

How does MDPCP support Care Transformation?

The MDPCP supports the overall health care transformation process by allowing primary care providers play an increased role in prevention, management of chronic disease, and preventing unnecessary hospital utilization. It provides funding and support for the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the state.

Under this program, primary care practices are equipped with Practices Transformation coaches , online and in-person Learning Network and given the option to work with Care Transformation Organizations (CTOs) that assist them in meeting these care transformation requirements.

Netrin is brilliant. We have gained a lot of knowledge from Netrin and their team and are happy choosing Netrin as our CTO.”

– Jonathan Plotsky MD,
Plotsky Medical Associates, Rockville MD

How does MDPCP benefit the patients?

MDPCP’s Advanced Primary Care Requirements allow practices to coordinate care for their patients across both hospital and non-hospital settings and improve their health outcomes, by providing expanded access to care and comprehensive care management that results in improved beneficiary and caregiver experience.

Netrin Health as Your Care Transformation Organization (CTO)

Netrin Health is proud to be a participant in the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) as a Care Transformation Organization (CTO) since the program launched in 2019.  Our mission as a CTO is to support Maryland physicians as they transform the way they deliver primary care by utilizing our services:

Are you currently participating in MDPCP and interested in partnering with Netrin Health?

The MDPCP partner CTO selection is still open for 2023. Learn more about our services here.

Interested in scheduling a meeting? Get in touch today and let’s discuss how we help you access the necessary resources to deliver real results as you move towards Track 3 & compliance with the HEART payment model. 

(2021, January). Maryland Primary Care Program. Maryland Department of Health

Speicher C., Gewanter B., (2018). Introduction to the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) for Care Transformation Organizations. Maryland Department of Health