Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) Updates




Instituting comprehensive primary care across Maryland.

Volume One, Issue Seven                                                                                  Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Director's Message: Overwhelming Response for Participants


The application period for practices closed last Friday, Aug. 31, and nearly 600 practice sites, representing over 2,200 clinicians, submitted their applications to participate in the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) for the 2019 program year. That’s impressive!

Over the next several weeks, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will be reviewing applications. Practices can expect to receive notification of CMMI’s decision in October. As the fall goes on, participants will complete their agreements and documentation to start the program in January. More to come.

In the meantime, the Program Management Office (PMO) will be hosting a series of webinars to help participants prepare for the January launch of the MDPCP. Our office will also publish additional program information as it becomes available. Please keep an eye on our website and event calendar for updates.

We’re looking forward to working with you as Maryland takes the next step to improve care delivery for all Marylanders.

Howard Haft, MD, MMM, FACPE

Executive Director, Program Management Office


Practice Resources Available

For interested participants, there are several online resources that can help you learn more about the program: 

  •  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) — a guidance document that can help answer some of applicants' most common questions
  • Model Overlap — the state has published updated guidance on dual participation in MDPCP and other programs including the Chronic Care Improvement Program (CCIP)
  • Quality Payment Program (QPP) FAQs — a guidance document that can help answer some of the most common questions about how QPP requirements may impact MDPCP participants


    MDPCP Education

    The PMO hosts many events to educate stakeholders about the upcoming MDPCP. Events include in-person meetings and online presentations.

    Upcoming Events

    Educational events being held in the upcoming weeks include:

    Mini-Webinar Series

    Mini-webinars are only a few minutes in length to provide a concise, easy-to-understand overview of important topics. They also answer many questions applicants frequently have during the application process. Recently added webinar topics include: 

    • Practice Payments — View now
    • Comprehensive Primary Care Payment (CPCP) — View now
    • Payment Illustration for Practices — View now
    • More videos coming soon

      Full Calendar


      Program Timeline

      For a detailed overview of upcoming program milestones, please see our updated timeline.   


        For more information about the MDPCP, educational resources, and a calendar of upcoming events,  visit our website. 

        For questions, please reach out to or call 844-711-CMMI, and press Option 7 for MDPCP.