CMS Primary Care First Model Options: Opportunities for Lifestyle Medicine

Michael Park, JD, MPH | Elinor Hiller, JD | Brian Lee, JD, MPH

July 31, 2019

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This webinar provides an overview of CMS’ recently announced models under the Primary Cares Initiative, which is intended to expand access to advanced primary care services. There are two model pathways, Primary Care First and Direct Contracting, and this webinar will focus on Primary Care First through the lens of a LM practitioner. Alston & Bird will cover important details on timing and model design as well as key considerations for interested parties and how best to prepare. Throughout the presentation, we plan to highlight how certain elements of the model options could leverage LM and how practitioners could use LM to improve care.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the intent, design, and timing of these models
2. Discuss key considerations for participation
3. Describe how to best prepare and position your practice for success

Speakers Bios:

Michael Park, JD, MPH
Partner @Alston & Bird

Clients depend on Mike's congressional and administration experience, serving as health policy counsel to the Senate Committee on Finance and in several roles in the Department of Health and Human Services, for representation on both legislative and regulatory matters. He regularly works with clients on issues related to designing and implementing innovative health care delivery models.

Elinor Hiller, JD
Partner @Alston & Bird

Elinor draws on her experience working with policymakers at CMS and in Congress to advise clients on complex regulatory and legislative matters. She served as the CMS administrator’s senior advisor for Medicare and as a group director in the CMS Office of Legislation.

Brian Lee, JD, MPH
Senior Associate @Alston & Bird

Brian offers solution-driven guidance and strategies to health care clients for regulatory and legislative issues. As a former consultant advising on congressional and legislative action, he has an edge when providing counsel to clients on federal reimbursement policies and federal regulations.