PEPC Op-Ed: Updated Clinician Pricing is a Matter of Survival for Small Practices

To give independent practices and physicians a chance to remain independent if they choose to, reimbursement structures for federal programs such as Medicare must keep pace. This is true even as organizations like the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care advocate for value-based care models as a path to sustainability for independent practices. Many value-based care …

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PEPC Submits Written Comments to CMS Innovation Center Health Equity Roundtable

As part of the next phase in their Strategy Refresh, the CMS Innovation Center is holding a series of roundtables to hear from stakeholders in the space. PEPC provided written comments about the role of Physician-Led APMs in advancing health equity. PEPC advocated for value-based care as a way to address the social determinants of …

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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 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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