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Washington (November 21, 2017)—While the American College of Physicians (ACP) is supportive of the role that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) plays in the move toward value-based payment models, it has significant concerns about several elements of its plans to test new payment models. In a letter sent in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Center New Direction Request for Information (RFI), ACP expressed concern about the impact on disadvantaged patients of the agency’s shift toward testing “consumer-directed and market-based” innovation models.
“There are a number of components of these principles that ACP supports; however, we also have significant concerns about some of the language used in terms of what it will mean for the implementation of the key concepts,” wrote Jacqueline Fincher, MD, MACP, chair, ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee. “For instance, promoting patient choice and competition is a laudable goal but the current measurement systems and means of sharing the information with consumers are simply not ready to support a rapid implementation of that approach—and therefore we recommend that the Agency proceed with great care to ensure that patients and their families do not experience unintended negative consequences by relying on potentially flawed or unclear data to choose a clinician or type of payment structure.”
The letter responded to each of the six guiding principles that CMS said they will use to approach new model design and outlined where ACP is supportive and where they have concerns.
ACP’s letter then goes on to describe specific recommendations concerning the models CMS sought comments about. Some of those recommendations include:
“We hope that CMS carefully considers our recommendations on accelerating the development of new and expanded options for Advanced APM participation, while also considering the challenges that exist in moving too quickly toward consumer-driven care and market-based models involving price transparency,” concluded Dr. Fincher. “The College looks forward to continuing to work with CMS to support the transition to innovative value-based care models and the development of performance measures that are truly meaningful to physicians and their patients. These new measures can better contribute to improved patient quality and outcomes and reduced costs, ultimately allowing enhanced price transparency for patients, physicians, and payers.”
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