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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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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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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