He noted that a program Michelin implemented to coordinate the care for the company's diabetic employees had reduced the cost of that care by $300 per employee.
The American College of Physicians was quick to lend its support to the comprehensive primary care initiative. "The initiative offers enormous potential to promote the kind of personalized and coordinated care that patients seek and that physicians want to deliver," said Steven Weinberger, M.D. and CEO of the ACP in a press statement. "We are particularly pleased that this initiative invites other payers to join with Medicare to support comprehensive, coordinated, and patient-centered primary care. Aligning support from multiple payers will provide a more realistic evaluation of these innovative payment and delivery reforms."