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David A. Fleming, MD, MS, MACP
President, American College of Physicians (ACP)
January 27, 2015
The Department of Health and Human Services yesterday outlined
an historic acceleration of its efforts to move Medicare away from
traditional fee-for-service and tie provider physician
reimbursements to quality. This sets ambitious but achievable goals
of tying 30 percent of traditional, or fee-for-service, Medicare
payments to quality or value through alternative payment models,
such as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), Accountable Care
Organizations (ACOs), or bundled payment arrangements by the end of
2016, and tying 50 percent of payments to these models by the end
of 2018. HHS also set a goal of tying 85 percent of all traditional
Medicare payments to quality or value by 2016 and 90 percent by
2018 through programs such as the Hospital Value Based Purchasing
and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Programs.
Yesterday's announcement is the first time HHS has set concrete
goals for tying a prescribed portion of Medicare spending to
alternative payment models. It marks a broader shift in the
department of focusing more on care delivery and payment reform now
that the coverage expansions included in the Affordable Care Act
The College 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. 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
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, funded by the CMS Center on
Innovation, can provide the basis for expanding PCMHs throughout
the Medicare program, contributing to the goals announced yesterday
by Secretary Burwell.
In addition, several critical steps will be required to achieve
The College is committed to working with HHS and Congress to
support the innovations in payment and delivery policies needed to
achieve the goals announced by Secretary Burwell, and by doing so,
helping to improve health care and the quality of life for all
The American College of Physicians is the
largest 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
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