PEPC Submits Comment Letter on CY 2023 OPPS Proposed Rule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed rule for the Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs. In the letter, we focus on steps the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can take to increase competition in the health care …

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PEPC Sends Letter to Healthy Futures Task Force

PEPC sent a letter to Healthy Future Task Force Chairs Reps. Guthrie (R-KY) and Nunes (R-CA) thanking them for the work that the Task Force and its Subcommittees have done to identify and develop policies to modernize and personalize America‚Äôs health care system, support innovative treatments, restore the doctor/patient relationship, and provide all Americans more …

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PEPC Submits Comment Letter in Response to CY2023 Physician Fee Schedule

PEPC appreciates the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Calendar Year (CY) 2023 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 and support independent practices and providers entering value-based care models, and encourage …

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Request for Information on Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the public regarding various aspects of the Medicare program, including Medicare Advantage and value-based care. PEPC applauds CMS’ efforts to ensure the Medicare program provides equitable, high quality, and whole-person care that is affordable and sustainable, and …

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PEPC Signs Letter to HHS on Information Blocking Regulations

PEPC was pleased to sign an August 18 letter addressed to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, joining twenty-seven other stakeholder groups in asking HHS for more clarity and flexibility on how best to implement federal information blocking regulations set to go into effect October 6. We are increasingly concerned about …

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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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