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Family Practice of CentraState and Area Doctors are Participating in a Historic Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Care

By |2020-02-03T10:46:47-05:00February 14th, 2017|

Initiative provides primary care practices with additional resources to improve coordination of care

Family Practice of CentraState, in addition to Marc Feingold, MD, Neil Agrawal, MD, David Lombardi, MD, Vinod Shetty, MD, Orlando Mills, MD, and Fiola Sowemimo, MD, are proud to announce that they are now primary care providers participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a partnership between payer partners from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans, self-insured businesses, and primary care providers. This partnership is designed to provide Medicare patients improved access to quality health care at lower costs.

Family Practice of CentraState, which has offices in six locations, including Freehold Boro, Freehold Township, Colts Neck, Jackson, Monroe, and East Windsor, is committed to improving the health and well being of the people in its community and providing its patients with access to skillful primary care physicians and clinicians. The goal of the practice is to provide exemplary medical services with a focus on quality, efficiency and access to care along with a focus on disease prevention and early intervention.

For current and future patients, Family Practice of CentraState has already been locally and nationally recognized for providing high-quality care designed at lowering costs and preventing complications and/or worsening disease, and now, has the opportunity to get even better.  By acceptance into CPC+, the physician practices will be looking at innovative ways to enhance a patient’s care. Such examples will be implementing robust communication platforms, providing alternative means for individual and group health care, and teaming up with community-based resources, such as The Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center at CentraState, to offer additional programs aimed at improving nutrition, fitness, and physical and mental health.

These physicians’ involvement in CPC+ means that their patients can be confident they will receive the most enhanced, holistic and preventative care that is aimed at reducing the risk of disease and illness and enhancing overall health and wellness. Unlike a typical family practice physician’s office that spends approximately 10 minutes with each patient, Family Practice of CentraState spends 20 to 40 minutes with patients depending on their specific illnesses or disease management issues. Patients receive proactive care to treat the whole person, not just the medical issue at hand, and receive close follow up to provide a tailored, continuum of care.

The CPC+ five-year model started on January 1, 2017, with CMS soliciting a diverse pool of commercial health plans, state Medicaid agencies, and self-insured businesses to work alongside Medicare to support comprehensive primary care. Public and private health plans in 14 regions across the country signed letters of intent with CMS to participate in this model.

CMS selected Family Practice of CentraState to participate in CPC+. They were chosen based on their use of health information technology; ability to demonstrate recognition of advanced primary care delivery by leading clinical societies; service to patients covered by participating payer partners; participation in practice transformation and improvement activities; and diversity of geography, practice size, and ownership structure.

In addition, Family Practice of CentraState and Marc Feingold, MD, have recently been selected by the CMS among 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to participate in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model that is designed to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Family Practice of CentraState and Dr. Feingold will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions, including smoking cessation interventions, blood pressure management, or cholesterol-lowering drugs or aspirin – along with explaining the benefits of each personalized, risk-modification plan.

To learn more about Family Practice of CentraState or to make an appointment with one of their primary care physicians, call 732.462-0100 or visit

CPC+ is administered by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center). The CMS Innovation Center was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models that have the potential to reduce program expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care.

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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