PEPC Comments on CMS Direct Provider Contracting RFI

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is pleased to submit our comments on the Request for Information Regarding Direct Provider Contracting. PEPC is a coalition of stakeholders supporting independent physicians and practices in the movement to value-based care. General Comments PEPC encouraged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to prioritize physician‐led alternative …

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New Coalition Launches to Support Independent Physician Practices in Leading Value-Based Care Movement

Medical Associations of Texas, Florida and California join American Academy of Family Physicians, Medical Group Management Association, and Aledade to advocate for policies that support independent practices moving to risk-based care models. WASHINGTON, DC (MAY 10, 2018) — Recognizing the importance of independent physician practices in bringing about the movement to value-based health care, a …

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HHS Secretary Azar Wants Economics Rather than Regulation to Drive Provider Market

Speaking at the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting, HHS Secretary Azar stated that HHS is “mindful” of how government regulations are driving consolidation in the marketplace. He noted that HHS wants to move to a system where regulations and payment structures are agnostic about ownership structure, pointing out that economics should be driving the market …

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Articles of Interest

  • Independent-Minded Physicians Turn to ACOs. Modern Healthcare, February 3, 2018.
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  • Smaller Practices Invest in Costly Transition to Value-Based Care. Healthcare Finance, July 6, 2017.
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