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Primary Care Alternative Payment Opportunity

Enrollment Status: Enrolling now. Open until 7/1/2021

Direct Contracting Entity (DCE): Clover Health Partners / Subcontractor for Indiana: Purdue Healthcare Advisors

If you have questions, please submit a quick inquiry (in the left sidebar) or go ahead and download/fill out/sign the Letter of Participation and email it back to us.

About the Opportunity

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) Model is a set of two voluntary risk-sharing options aimed at reducing expenditures and preserving or enhancing quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicare. This Primary Care Alternative Payment Opportunity is a GPDC option that focuses on reinvesting dollars back into primary care by providing small, primary care practices in Indiana and other states with important financial, reporting, resource and technology benefits.


  • Primary care providers (physicians and advance practice providers) can earn at least 30% more revenue per visit on their aligned Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries
  • Health care organizations can also gain additional revenue by receiving a PMPM fee for up to 5 years
  • No delay in cash flow like MSSP or Next Gen


  • Can participate in a CMS Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) without having to take on risk
  • Will receive the 5% AAPM MIPS bonus
  • Could potentially be excluded from reporting MIPS


  • Dedicated Quality Improvement Advisor(s) (QIA) to help drive improved quality, health and cost outcomes based on the initiatives and measures you would like to improve


  • No mandatory quality measure selection or reporting requirements due to the use of the Clover Assistant tool (see below)

The first performance period under this model begins 4/1/2021. An exit from the program requires only prior written notice.


Clinician must:

  • be a primary care provider
  • be interested in using a population health tool to improve patient care
  • not be participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) unless intending to unenroll from that before the year's end
  • bill Medicare / at least 100 traditional Medicare FFS patients
  • practice in Indiana

Participation Options

  • Option 1: FFS revenue increases for aligned Medicare beneficiaries by at least 30%
  • Option 2: Shared savings, no downside
  • Option 3: Shared savings with downside risk

Types of Support

  • Tier 1: Dedicated QIAs to help you implement the program
  • Tier 2: Tier 1 plus assistance to align value-based incentive strategies and activities as well as optimize workflows and processes to achieve success in population health
  • Tier 3: Tier 1 and 2 plus access to national physician experts to guide adoption/implementation of evidence-based clinical programs that address the needs of your vulnerable, high-cost patient populations

About the Clover Assistant Tool

The Clover Assistant is a web-based application powered by clinical and claims data on Medicare beneficiaries. It supports you in two ways:

  1. by dynamically surfacing up-to-date, patient-specific information, including care gaps, medications and potential diagnoses; and
  2. by providing you with a comprehensive view, populated with data from anywhere that aligned beneficiaries have received care.

View the video below for more information.


Natalie Stewart


Assistant Director, Quality Services



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