PEPC Comments on CMS Innovation Center Strategy Refresh

The Partnership to Empower Physician Led Care applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the release of the CMS Innovation Center’s strategy refresh, “Driving Health System Transformation: A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center’s Second Decade.” We are pleased to see that the CMS Innovation Center is committed to making model design …

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PEPC Submits Comment Letter in Response to CY2022 Physician Fee Schedule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule. As outlined in the letter, we appreciate the steps taken by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce physician burden in impactful ways, and encourage CMS to consider additional steps it may …

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17 National Healthcare Organizations Urge Administration to Advance Value-based Care as Key Part of Health Equity Strategy

PEPC joined 16 other national healthcare organizations in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to press forward on innovative alternative payment models (APMs) as part of its strategy to achieve health equity. In a letter sent to Secretary Becerra, the groups underscored how APMs routinely leverage multi-disciplinary approaches to …

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PEPC sends letter encouraging CMS to reconsider guidance around ADT feeds

On June 16, 2021, PEPC sent a letter to CMS encouraging the agency to reconsider recent CMS guidance around requirements for event notifications – also known as admission/discharge/transfer or ADT feeds – to community practitioners. These notifications are critical to improving patient safety through better care transitions and to enabling value-based care at scale. PEPC …

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RSVP – Fee-for-Service to Value: 10 Years of Transforming Healthcare

Value-based healthcare policy developments have restructured the healthcare landscape to emphasize the delivery, measurement, and outcomes of care. Over the past ten years millions of Medicare beneficiaries have been served by innovative payment models. These innovative payment approaches have also been deployed within private coverage. Innovative healthcare providers are successfully delivering improved patient care at …

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PEPC Submits Statement for the Record for the House Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing on “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs”

On March 23, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing entitled “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs.” The hearing was held to discuss 18 legislative proposals being considered to build on the progress of the Affordable Care Act by expanding access …

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PEPC Submits Comments in Response to PTAC’s Review of Telehealth and Physician-Focused Payment Models

On October 30, the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) submitted comments to the Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in response to a request for public input to inform PTAC’s review of telehealth and Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs).   General Comments:  PEPC believes that telehealth services should enhance and deepen, rather than disrupt, …

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New PEPC Analysis Shows Additional Action Needed to Maximize Provider Competition Post-COVID

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) today released a new analysis demonstrating the need for additional steps to facilitate competitive provider markets while realizing reduced costs and improved quality for patients. In December 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury, and Labor released a report outlining recommended steps that state and …

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