CMS is now accepting applications for the Medicare FQHC Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration project, which will test how the advanced primary care practice model (also called patient-centered medical home) can improve quality of care, promote better health, and lower costs. The demonstration program, which was authorized by the ACA, will pay an estimated $42 million over three years to up to 500 FQHCs to coordinate care for Medicare patients. Participating FQHCs are expected to achieve Level 3 patient-centered medical home recognition, help patients manage chronic conditions, and actively coordinate patient care. Participating FQHCs will be paid a monthly care management fee for each eligible Medicare beneficiary receiving primary care services in exchange for adopting specified care coordination practices. Applications will be accepted until August 12, 2011.