Maryland Primary Care Program

Updated: November 2018
The State of Maryland has entered into a Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model contract with the Federal Government that is designed to coordinate care for patients across both hospital and non-hospital settings, improve health outcomes, and constrain the growth of health care costs in Maryland. A key element of the model is the development of the Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP),which will launch Jan. 1, 2019.  The MDPCP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical support to eligible Maryland primary care providers to assist practices in the transformation to “advanced primary care.” Primary care has always been the foundation of care in Maryland. With this program,  Maryland primary care providers can play an increasingly important role in improving health outcomes, while reducing unnecessary Emergency Department and hospital visits.


  • The program will officially launch Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • For a detailed overview of upcoming program milestones, please see our updated timeline.   


The Program Management Office hosts many events to educate stakeholders about the upcoming MDPCP events. Events include in-person meetings and online presentations. Slide presentations and recordings of webinars held in recent months are available on our website under Practice Education Sessions

Upcoming Events

Mini-Webinar Series

Mini-webinars are only a few minutes in length to provide a concise, easy-to-understand overview of important topics. They also answer many questions applicants frequently have during the application process. Recently added webinar topics include: 

  • Practice Application Portal — View now 
  • Comprehensive Primary Care Payment (CPCP) — View now
  • Payment Illustration for Practices  — View now

Full Calendar


For a detailed overview of upcoming program milestones, please see our updated timeline.  

Upcoming Deadlines

  • The Care Transformation Organization (CTO) Arrangement, which will define the relationship between practices and CTOs, will become available in early November. Fully executed arrangements are due back to the PMO at no later than Friday, Dec. 21.
  • Participation Agreements (PAs) for both CTOs and practices, along with other final onboarding materials, will be distributed in early December. PAs are due back to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) by Friday, Dec. 21.

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