PEPC Independent Physician Spotlight Series: Dr. Mullins

As part of PEPC’s work advocating for the role of independent physicians in value-based care, PEPC is proud to feature a new physician each month who is participating in an Accountable Care Organization. This month, PEPC is featuring Dr. Sarah Mullins, a family medicine doctor from Wilmington, Delaware.

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In FTC and DOJ RFI, PEPC Advocates That Changing Health Care Landscape Merits Considering Additional Factors for Review in Antitrust Enforcement

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) released a request for information (RFI) seeking input as the two agencies work to update merger guidelines. PEPC appreciates that DOJ and FTC are taking the time to review merger guidelines. We believe that robust antitrust enforcement is necessary for promoting competition in the health …

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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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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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PEPC Submits Statement for the Record for the House Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing on “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs”

On March 23, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing entitled “Building on the ACA: Legislation to Expand Health Coverage and Lower Costs.” The hearing was held to discuss 18 legislative proposals being considered to build on the progress of the Affordable Care Act by expanding access …

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PEPC Submits Comments in Response to PTAC’s Review of Telehealth and Physician-Focused Payment Models

On October 30, the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) submitted comments to the Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in response to a request for public input to inform PTAC’s review of telehealth and Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs).   General Comments:  PEPC believes that telehealth services should enhance and deepen, rather than disrupt, …

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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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