PEPC Submits Comment Letter on CY 2023 OPPS Proposed Rule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed rule for the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs. In the letter, we focus on steps the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can take to increase competition in the health care …

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PEPC Sends Letter to Healthy Futures Task Force

PEPC sent a letter to Healthy Future Task Force Chairs Reps. Guthrie (R-KY) and Nunes (R-CA) thanking them for the work that the Task Force and its Subcommittees have done to identify and develop policies to modernize and personalize America‚Äôs health care system, support innovative treatments, restore the doctor/patient relationship, and provide all Americans more …

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PEPC Submits Comment Letter in Response to CY2023 Physician Fee Schedule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2023 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 and support independent practices and providers entering value-based care models, and encourage …

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Request for Information on Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public regarding various aspects of the Medicare program, including Medicare Advantage and value-based care. PEPC applauds CMS’ efforts to ensure the Medicare program provides equitable, high quality, and whole-person care that is affordable and sustainable, and …

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PEPC Signs Letter to HHS on Information Blocking Regulations

PEPC was pleased to sign an August 18 letter addressed to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, joining twenty-seven other stakeholder groups in asking HHS for more clarity and flexibility on how best to implement federal information blocking regulations set to go into effect October 6. We are increasingly concerned about …

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Statement on Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) applauds Congress for passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. As an organization that focuses on independent physicians and practices, we are acutely aware of the impact of rising costs on small businesses. Nationwide, independent practices and physicians consistently deliver high-quality health care to their patients, oftentimes serving as …

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Request for Information on the HHS Initiative to Strengthen Primary Care

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) on strengthening primary health care in the United States. PEPC appreciates HHS’ recognition that high-quality primary health care is essential to improving health equity and health outcomes, and believes that adoption of value-based care models is critical to realizing our …

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PEPC Publishes Op-Ed on the Role of Independent Physicians in Driving Forward the Value Movement

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is proud to sponsor the first national Health Care Value Week (January 24-28, 2022), along with more than 70 other leading value-based care organizations. This week has been a time to reflect on the progress made to date in moving away from an inefficient fee-for-service model and toward …

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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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