On April 26, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee held a hearing on legislative solutions to lower health care costs through increased competition and transparency.
PEPC submitted a statement for the record for the hearing, highlighting evidence of the detrimental impact of increasing provider consolidation and providing support and feedback on legislative proposals, and additional areas where we urge Congressional action.
PEPC provided support and comments on proposed legislation pertaining to: site neutral payment policies; examining the impact on consolidation during the rulemaking process, as well as CMS Innovation Center model evaluations; and reforms to the inpatient only list.
PEPC highlighted additional areas where Congressional action is needed, including: physician payment reform, transparency and antitrust enforcement, and levering physician-led payment models.
Read the full written testimony here.