PEPC welcomes Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as new CMS Administrator

On June 16, 2021, PEPC sent a letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure congratulating her on her new leadership role at CMS. PEPC looks forward to working with Administrator Brooks-LaSure to transform the health care system so that it supports and encourages physician-led value-based care models while ensuring adequate provider competition. To read the full …

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PEPC Submits Statement for the Record for the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Antitrust Applied: Hospital Consolidation Concerns and Solutions”

On May 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, will hold a hearing entitled “Antitrust Applied: Hospital Consolidation Concerns and Solutions.” PEPC submitted a statement for the record for the hearing, highlighting concerns around increasing consolidation in the health care market and the urgency it creates …

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PEPC Submits Statement for the Record for the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Treating the Problem: Addressing Anticompetitive Conduct and Consolidation in Health Care Markets”

On April 29, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, will hold a hearing entitled “Treating the Problem: Addressing Anticompetitive Conduct and Consolidation in Health Care Markets.” The hearing will examine proposals to lower pharmaceutical drug prices and address consolidation in the markets for hospital care, health insurance, …

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Virtual Briefing: Examining Proposals to Increase Health Care Competition

PEPC was pleased to partner with Families USA and the National Academy for State Health Policy to host a virtual briefing on opportunities to continue to increase health care competition. Proposals identified for further action and consideration by policymakers include the following: Continued opportunities for independent physicians and practices to participate in value-based care models …

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PEPC Calls on Congressional Leaders to Provide Short and Long Term Support for Independent Physicians and Practices

On March 20, the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) sent a letter to Congressional leaders, highlighting a series of requests that would reduce administrative and financial burden for independent physicians and practices fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines in communities across the country. These requests include: Reprieve in reporting requirements for government programs in 2020, …

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Statement on Financial Assistance for Independent Physicians and Practices as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Independent physicians and practices are fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines in many communities across the country. Their resources are stretched as they work tirelessly to respond to the medical needs of their patients while keeping up with the responsibilities of small business owners, including adopting new technology platforms that enable them to see patients virtually, …

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PEPC Submits Comments on CMS Stark Law

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is pleased to submit our comments on HHS OIG Anti-Kickback Statute. PEPC is a coalition of stakeholders supporting independent physicians and practices in the movement to value-based care. General Comments: PEPC supports the addition of new exceptions for value-based arrangements. We propose that CMS require that the value-based …

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PEPC Submits Comments on HHS OIG Anti-Kickback Statute

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is pleased to submit our comments on HHS OIG Anti-Kickback Statute. PEPC is a coalition of stakeholders supporting independent physicians and practices in the movement to value-based care. General Comments: PEPC urges OIG not to apply the proposed 15-percent requirement to independent physicians. PEPC believes that the proposed …

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PEPC Announces Policy Summit on Physician-Led Value-Based Care

On Wednesday, September 25, the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is pleased to host a summit on the role of physicians in realizing the promise of value-based care. RSVP to rsvp@sironastrategies.com Date: Wednesday, September 25 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G Street NW genda: Click for a complete …

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PEPC Applauds Bold Administration Action to Eliminate Payment Disparities for Clinic Visits

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) released the below statement in response to CMS’ announcement that it would finalize proposals to implement site neutral payment policies for clinic visits: The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care applauds CMS for finalizing site neutral payment policies that eliminate site of service payment disparities for clinic visits. We …

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