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 Independent Physician Spotlight Series: Dr. Batish

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. Sanjay Batish, a family medicine doctor from Leland, North Carolina.

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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 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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PEPC Comments on CMS Innovation Center Strategy Refresh

The Partnership to Empower Physician Led Care applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the release of the CMS Innovation Center’s strategy refresh, “Driving Health System Transformation: A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center’s Second Decade.” We are pleased to see that the CMS Innovation Center is committed to making model design …

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PEPC Submits Comment Letter in Response to CY2022 Physician Fee Schedule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2022 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 in impactful ways, and encourage CMS to consider additional steps it may …

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