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Ensure payment and avoid policy violations. Plus, new resources to help you navigate the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
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Alternatives based on five guiding principles and their details
Washington, D.C. (August 22, 2017)—The American College of Physicians (ACP) offered its recommendations for improvements to the proposed rule to implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP), as established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), in a letter submitted last night to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma. If accepted by CMS, ACP’s recommendations would simplify the scoring approach for the QPP, improve performance reporting requirements, reduce the administrative burden, provide even more opportunities for small practices to succeed, and increase options for patient-centered medical home and patient-centered specialty practices. ACP’s specific recommendations are aligned with five guiding principles that the 152,000-member organization recommended CMS consider as it finalizes the rule:
“It is critically important to recognize that the legislative intent of MACRA is to truly improve care for Medicare beneficiaries and thus, the policy that is developed to implement the Medicare Quality Payment Program must be thoughtfully considered in that context,” said Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP, chair of ACP’s Medical Practice and Quality Committee and a practicing physician in Georgia. “Our comments to CMS offer concrete suggestions on how to simplify reporting of performance measures and activities and provide more choices and opportunities for all internal medicine physicians to be successful, no matter what their practice size or structure.”
Within the letter, ACP not only highlights its top priority recommendations, but also provides specific and detailed comments. These comments pertain to the four components of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway—Quality, Advancing Care Information, Improvement Activities, and Cost—as well as to the advanced Alternative Payment Model pathway within the QPP.
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 152,000 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 from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
Contact: David B. Kinsman, APR 202-261-4554, DKinsman@acponline.org