PEPC Responds to Congressional Request for Information on MACRA

PEPC was pleased to respond to a Congressional Request for Information (RFI), led by Reps. Bera (D-CA) and Bucshon (R-IN), soliciting feedback on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and actions Congress should take to stabilize the Medicare payment system, while ensuring successful value-based care incentives are in place.

Our response noted that Congress must prioritize Medicare reforms to help control health care costs, ensure better outcomes for patients, and reduce physician burnout. This includes:

  • Doubling down on the role of physicians and physician-led practices in leading delivery system transformation initiatives;
  • Ensuring robust Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement as a platform for value-based care, and advancing policies that support provider competition;
  • Aligning the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) to reward physicians and practices that invest in payment and delivery system transformation, including physicians and practices that are just beginning the transition away from free-for-service; and,
  • Re-focusing the CMS Innovation Center on transparent model design and development.  

To read the full response, click here.

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