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 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 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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PEPC Supports Bold Action to Discourage Information Blocking

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is pleased to submit our comments on the Request for Information Regarding Interoperability and Health Information Exchange. PEPC is a coalition of stakeholders supporting independent physicians and practices in the movement to value-based care. General Comments  We believe that the physician-patient relationship is most transformative when there is …

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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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