CMS is soliciting state applications for the “Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration,” under which Medicare and Medicaid, along with private insurers, will join together in state-based efforts to improve the delivery of primary care and lower health care costs. HHS describes an Advanced Primary Care (APC) practice, also referred to as a patient-centered medical home, as seeking to promote coordinated family-centered care utilizing a team approach and emphasizing prevention, health information technology, care coordination and shared decision making among participating patients and their providers. CMS is hosting an open door forum to discuss the program on June 9, 2010.