Primary Care First - Medicare

A new program for people with Medicare

Welcome to Primary Care First

How To Join

If you are covered by Medicare and want to be part of Primary Care First, please call 1-800-772-1213.

In January 2022, many CHA primary care providers became part of an innovative Medicare program called Primary Care First. This program was designed to make sure your CHA provider has all the information they need to make sure your
health care is coordinated across all of your providers.

Sharing Your Information

This program is different from traditional Medicare. With traditional Medicare, the patient has to let their doctors know if they receive care in other settings. With Primary Care First, Medicare provides this information to the patients' doctor directly.

This means that Medicare will make sure that CHA providers get information from other specialists, emergency departments or hospitals. That way your CHA provider will be able to understand your health needs and will be able to better coordinate your care.

Medicare will not share health information related to substance use treatment unless you give them permission to do so.

Your Medicare Benefits

As a reminder, this program will not change your Medicare benefits. Although we encourage our patients to get care at CHA or within our preferred network, Medicare beneficiaries always have the right to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare.

Learn More

Find out more about this program online at https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/primary-care-first-model-options or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE.

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