REACH/MSSP Compatible?

Making Care Primary (MCP)

Help primary care practices and organizations with less experience transition to value-based care.

Not compatible with either.

Launched in 2023. Available in eight states: CO, MA, MN, NJ, NM, certain upstate counties in NY, NC, and WA.

Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE)

Improve quality of life for people living with dementia while reducing burden and strain on their unpaid caregivers.

Compatible with both.

Launching in July 2024. Read our recent blog post to learn more.

ACO Primary Care Flex

Strengthen value-based care incentives and support to improve care access, quality, and equity in previously underserved areas.


Compatible with MSSP (acts as an add-on).


Launching in January 2025; applications open as of May. Read CMS’ 3/19 press release to learn more.

All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development Model (AHEAD)

Improve patient health, advance health equity, and lower costs for specific states.


Compatible with both for PCPs.
Compatible with MSSP for hospital facilities.

Launching in 2026; CMS currently soliciting applications from states.