November 18, 2022

ACP Advocate

Regulatory News

Final 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Includes Positive Changes but Confirms Reimbursement Cuts

Unless Congress acts, physicians will face a 4.5 percent reduction in Medicare payments as of Jan. 1.

Administration News

ACP Advocacy for COVID-19 Funding Continues

Recent White House meeting with medical professionals focused on COVID-19 treatment and prevention in adults, especially those at high risk for severe disease.

Congressional News and Perspective

ACP Offers Recommendations to Improve Effectiveness of MACRA

Policy recommendations intend to strengthen the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and reform physician payment to reduce health disparities.

Quick Hit

ACP Offers Suggestions to Promote Efficiency, Improve Chronic Care

ACP recently responded to two requests from federal agencies about how to improve our health care system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) issued a request for information (RFI) about promoting efficiency and equity within CMS programs. In response ACP shared suggestions to improve access to health care and related challenges, understanding physician experiences, advancing health equity, and assessing the impact of waivers and flexibilities provided in response to the COVID-19 PHE. Additionally, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) issued an RFI about Person-Centered Care Planning for Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). ACP recommended the agency consider ACP's guiding principles for ensuring that care coordination is effective, longitudinal, and fosters ongoing primary and specialty care coordination.

Read both responses here.

Understanding Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute's Impact on Physician Compensation Arrangements

Interested in learning more about how Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute impacts your compensation? Join us for our next informational webinar!

On December 1, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET, Bruce Armon, Esq. will provide an overview of and guidance regarding the policies and regulations governing physician compensation arrangements. Also, to help guide members with compliance, ACP has developed a set of resources for your practice.

There will be a live Q&A session following the presentation. Please submit questions in advance when registering. This webinar is a CME/MOC eligible activity, free for ACP members and $20 charge for non-members. Register and find more information about ACP's webinars online.


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