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This spring, President Obama signed a bill repealing Medicare's
sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and transitioning to a new
value-based payment system.
The Senate voted 98-2 to pass the legislation, known as the
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, on April 14,
and it had already passed the House by a vote of 392-37 on March
The new legislation prevents a 21% cut in Medicare
reimbursements and provides payment increases of 0.5% for 4.5
years, through 2019. It also provides physicians in alternative
payment models a 5% bonus from 2019 to 2024, offers incentives for
becoming certified as a patient-centered medical home, and
consolidates current quality incentive and payment programs into a
new program. Funding has also been authorized for the development
of quality standards and continued for the National Health Services
Corps, Community Health Centers, Teaching Health Centers, and the
Children's Health Insurance Program.
"We all witnessed something quite extraordinary and historic
today," ACP Immediate-Past President David A. Fleming, MD, MA,
MACP, said in a statement issued after the Senate vote. "Physicians
and their patients no longer will have to be concerned with
impending yearly payment cuts as a result of the flawed SGR formula
and no longer will this burden of uncertainty be hanging over
physician practices. Equally important, the legislation provides
strong incentives for physicians to engage in activities to improve
quality; streamlines existing quality reporting programs; and
provides additional support to physicians who participate in
Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and other alternative payment
models, shown to improve outcomes and the effectiveness of care
Dr. Fleming's complete
statement is available online.
On May 21 ACP members from across the country converged in
Washington for ACP Service's annual Leadership Day event. The
physicians and medical students met with members of Congress to let
them know about the concerns of internists and their patients. They
discussed issues including payment policies and adequate funding
for key primary care workforce programs, like the National Health
Service Corps and Graduate Medical Education.
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