Maryland’s innovative primary care program: Building a foundation for health and well-being
Maryland Primary Care Program is a statewide advanced primary care program launched in January 2019 by the Maryland Department of Health in collaboration with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. By creating a coordinated system of primary care supported by multiple payers, with shared resources and an information-sharing network, Maryland hopes to improve quality and lower costs—and create a foundation for health and wellness. The program is also proving to be nimble in response to emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. In this brief, we describe the program’s evolution and core components, as well as its potential replicability in other states.
Perman C, Patterson R, Haft H. Maryland’s Innovative Primary Care Program: Building a Foundation for Health and Well-Being. Milbank Memorial Fund; July 2020. Available online.