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 Submits Dear Colleague to Healthy Future Taskforce

The Healthy Future Chairs Reps. Guthrie (R-KY) and Nunes (R-CA) opened up the opportunity to solicit ideas around how to improve the affordability of health care,  expand choices of how Americans get health care and health insurance, enable choice and innovation in types of treatments, devise ways to protect America’s health security and  bring health care …

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PEPC Submits Response To Congressional RFI on Health Insurance Public Option

Chairs Pallone and Murray, of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, respectively, solicited a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the development of legislation for a public option f that would lower health care costs and help families get quality, affordable health care. Developing a robust, …

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PEPC Submits RFI Response on Informing PTAC’s Review of Care Coordination and PFPMs

The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) solicited a Request For Information (RFI) about current perspectives on the role care coordination can play in optimizing health care delivery andvalue-based transformation in the context of alternative payment models (APMs) and physician-focused payment models (PFPMs) specifically. Given our specific area of focus, PEPC is well-positioned 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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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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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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