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Will Work to Move Payment Toward Value and Quality in
U.S. Health System
(Washington) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today
joined the Department of Health and Human Services in an historic
and ambitious initiative to move the Medicare program, and the
health care system at large, toward paying clinicians based on the
quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients. The
Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network is a key component
of this effort to deliver better care, smarter spending of health
dollars, and healthier people.
"ACP will educate our 141,000-member physicians about - and
promote broad adoption of - alternative payments models, including
the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), the PCMH
neighborhood/specialty practice model, and accountable care
organizations (ACOs)," said Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP, ACP's
executive vice president and chief executive officer, who attended
today's event. "ACP is committed to continuing to develop numerous
tools and resources to help physicians make the transition to these
alternative payment and delivery system models. Through its High
Value Care initiative and its Center for Patient Partnership in
Healthcare, ACP will promote ways for patients and clinicians to
work together as partners to achieve the highest quality,
patient-centered health care."
The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network is being
established to provide a forum for public-private partnerships to
help the U.S. health care payment system (both private and public)
meet or exceed recently established Medicare goals for value-based
payments and alternative payment models. To help drive the health
care system toward greater value-based purchasing - rather than
continuing to reward volume regardless of quality of care
delivered, HHS has set a goal of moving 30 percent of Medicare
payments into alternative payment models by the end of 2016 and 50
percent into alternative payment models by the end of 2018.
Alternative payment models include models such as ACOs, bundled
payments, and advanced primary care medical homes.
"ACP strongly believes that all public and private payers should
transition their payment systems to support innovative payment and
delivery models linked to the value of the care provided," noted
David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, president of ACP. "We particularly
believe that the Patient-Centered Medical Home has been shown to
improve quality and patient and physician satisfaction, reduce
health care disparities, and reduce costs."
The Network will serve as a forum where payers, providers,
employers, purchasers, state partners, consumer groups, individual
consumers, and others can discuss how to transition towards
alternative payment models that emphasize value. The Network will
perform the following functions:
About the American College of Physicians
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medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician
group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
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