PEPC Statement on House Energy & Commerce CMMI Hearing

STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD: “Checking-In on CMMI: Assessing the Transition to Value-Based Care” The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) is an advocacy coalition supporting value-based care to reduce costs, improve quality, empower patients and physicians, and increase access to care for millions of Americans through a competitive health care provider market. We believe that …

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PEPC Comments on Transforming Episode Accountability Model

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) was pleased to submit comments on the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), proposed in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) proposed rule. Our comments raise two points: To read our full comments, click here.

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PEPC Statement on Ways & Means Independent Practice Hearing

The Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) submitted a statement for the recording following the House Ways & Means Committee, Subcommittee on Health hearing “The Collapse of Private Practice: Examining the Challenges Facing Independent Medicine.” Our comments highlight the role of value-based care in supporting and preserving today’s independent workforce. Many independent practices are doing …

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PEPC White Paper – Independent Practice Success in CMS Innovation Center Models

To better understand the independent physician practice experience in CMS Innovation Center models, the Partnership to Empower Physician-Led Care (PEPC) reviewed evaluation reports from several CMS Innovation Center models: the ACO Investment Model (AIM), Next Generation ACO (NGACO) Model, Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative and CPC Plus (CPC+). This white paper highlights the experience and …

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PEPC Members Advocate for Independent Physicians in the Wake of Change Healthcare Cyberattack

On February 21, 2024, a cybersecurity attack took down Change Healthcare, the country’s largest processor of medical claims. Since then, hospitals, doctors, and other providers have struggled to be reimbursed for medical claims – putting up to a quarter of our nation’s physician practices in severe financial distress and threatening their ability to stay open. …

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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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