The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is announcing that if you did not submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the Direct Contracting Model you now have the opportunity to do so for participation beginning in the first Performance Year: https://app1.innovation.cms.gov/dc. Once a LOI is submitted, you will have access to the Performance Year 1 application portal for the Direct Contracting Model Professional and Global options. The portal is available at https://app1.innovation.cms.gov/dcrfa/dcrfaLogin.
Applications for Performance Year 1 are due by July 6th, at 11:59 PM EDT. The start date for Performance Year 1 will be April 1, 2021. There will be a second cohort of the Direct Contracting Model Professional and Global options that starts on January 1, 2022. CMS expects that the application period for this cohort will begin in the first quarter of 2021. Please note: A LOI will not be required to access the 2022 application portal.
We encourage you to monitor the Direct Contracting Model website (https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/direct-contracting-model-options) for future updates. Please contact our help desk with any questions/comments at DPC@cms.hhs.gov.