What is the Maryland Primary Care Program?

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) is a voluntary program open to all Maryland primary care practices with primary care clinicians. The program provides resources to patients’ primary care team to better manage and coordinate their care, at no extra cost to the consumer. These services include:

  • Integration of behavioral health needs with primary care.
  • A care team led by your doctor.
  • Access to links to social services such as transportation, food, housing, and much more.
  • More convenient care options, such as telemedicine, group visits and home visits.
  • Full-time Care Managers to help smooth transition of care, including follow up after hospital admissions and emergency department visits.

According to the Maryland Department of Health, MDPCP was modeled after the CMMI national Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Model​ (CPC+). Over 470 primary care practices in every county in Maryland are participating in this network to support Marylanders’ health. Participating practices receive additional prospective payments from Medicare to make changes to the way they deliver care. Doctors will also receive technical assistance and data support.

How does MDPCP affect consumers?

Maryland Health Connection recently updated the Find a Doctor search tool. To see MDPCP participating doctors, the consumer clicks More Filters and selects Yes or No next to the brief description of the program to view the list of doctors. When the consumer searches for a doctor, they will be able to see a notation next to doctors who participate in MDPCP. By choosing a doctor who is part of MDPCP, consumers will receive adequate support with management and prevention of chronic disease.

For more information on the program, please visit the Maryland Department of Health.