PEPC was pleased to partner with Families USA and the National Academy for State Health Policy to host a virtual briefing on opportunities to continue to increase health care competition. Proposals identified for further action and consideration by policymakers include the following:
- Continued opportunities for independent physicians and practices to participate in value-based care models designed to account for the unique clinical and financial circumstances of these providers;
- Implementation of the final Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation to require hospitals to share event notifications with providers participating in value-based care models;
- Enforcement of information blocking provisions to encourage greater information sharing across health care providers; and
- Expansion of the Medicare site neutral payment policy to eliminate payment disparities for the same services across practice settings.
PEPC looks forward to working with policymakers on these important issues in 2021 to ensure independent practices and physicians have a level playing field, and continued opportunities to thrive in a post-COVID health care system.
PEPC published an analysis of federal and state actions taken on recommendations in the report on “Reforming America’s Healthcare System through Choice and Competition.” The analysis can be found here.
The slides for the webinar can be found here. The recording of the webinar can be found below: