The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced five value-based transformation models for primary care services. The Department of Health and Human Services and CMS believe this new Primary Cares Initiative “will transform primary care to deliver better value for patients throughout the healthcare system.” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said, “Our Primary Cares Initiative is designed to give clinicians different options that advance our goal to deliver better care at a lower cost while allowing clinicians to focus on what they do best: treating patients.” The models are separated into two categories: Primary Care First (PCF) and Direct Contracting (DC). Read the full report from AAHKS.