PEPC Submits Comments on Provider Disincentives Information Blocking Rule

PEPC was pleased to submit comments to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) on the 21st Century Cures Act: Establishment of Disincentives for Health Care Providers That Have Committed Information Blocking proposed rule. We encourage ONC to carefully balance information blocking enforcement with efforts to make it easier for all providers to move into …

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PEPC Submits Comment on House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force RFI

PEPC was pleased to comment on the the House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force request for information (RFI) on solutions to improve patient outcomes and reduce health care spending. In our comments, we provide feedback on specific policy solutions the Task Force can consider to improve outcomes while lowering health care spending, through promoting …

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PEPC Submits Comment on Ways & Means Rural Health Care RFI

PEPC was pleased to respond to Ways and Means request for information on improving access to health care in rural and underserved areas. Our comments provide insight into the challenges facing the independent physician workforce today, and how they can be addressed by advancing policies that promote provider competition, ensure robust Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement as …

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PEPC Submits Comments to FTC on Updated Merger Guidelines

PEPC appreciated the opportunity to provide input on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) and Department of Justice’s (DOJ) draft update of the Merger Guidelines, which describe and guide the agencies’ review of mergers and acquisitions to determine compliance with federal antitrust laws. Our comments highlight the largely negative impact of provider consolidation on the health …

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PEPC Submits Comment Letter in Response to CY2024 Physician Fee Schedule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule. As outlined in the letter, our comments are framed with an eye toward ensuring that independent physicians and practices are well-positioned to move off the unsustainable fee-for-service (FFS) chassis and into value-based care models that …

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PEPC Submits Comment on Episode-Based Payment Model RFI

PEPC was pleased to respond to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) request for information (RFI) on an Episode-Based Payment Model. Our comments focus on specific considerations for the CMS Innovation Center to ensure that it develops future episode-based payment models that leverage past physician-led in similar models and reflects the unique clinical …

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PEPC Submits Statement for the Record for the Energy & Commerce Hearing on MACRA

On June 22, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), “MACRA Checkup: Assessing Implementation and Challenges that Remain for Patients and Doctors.”   PEPC submitted a statement for the record, urging Congress to consider how to leverage and encourage …

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PEPC Submits Comments on ONC Proposed Rule

PEPC was pleased to provide feedback on the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) proposed rule, “Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing.” This rule would implement the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program provision of the 21st Century Cures Act by establishing new …

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PEPC Submits Statement for the Record for the Energy & Commerce Hearing on Transparency and Competition

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, …

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PEPC Submits Comments on the FTC’s Proposed Noncompete Ban

PEPC appreciated the opportunity to provide input on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompete agreements on their workers. As outlined in the letter, we appreciate the FTC’s work to address anti-competitive business practices across our nation’s workforce, including in the health care industry, which is vital to …

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