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Medicare and the Quality Payment Program


Medicare is facing major challenges. The number of Medicare beneficiaries is increasing rapidly, as are the patients with multiple chronic diseases. While faced with those increasing pressures, Medicare’s payment system is also transitioning to a value-based payment system with dramatic changes due to the MACRA legislation. which established Medicare's Quality Payment Program.

Where We Stand

ACP advocates to make the Medicare system work for both internists and their patients. ACP supports the goal of aligning Medicare payments with the value of care, provided to patients. ACP also supports making changes to the system to do away with unnecessary administrative burdens that divert physicians away from patient care, to ensure that performance measures used for payment or public accountability are evidence-based, clinically relevant, and appropriate; and to create more opportunities for internists to lead and participate in alternative payment models.


New Payment and Delivery Models Will Support Primary Care

The testing of new payment and delivery models by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recognizes the value of primary care physicians in our health care system by reducing administrative burdens for clinicians and increasing the quality of care for patients.

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