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Medical practices will need to make some strategic changes to successfully care for patients in the growing value-based payment environment. ACP is committed to providing you with high quality information, resources, tools and support to help your practices thrive.
Navigating Value-Based Payment
MACRA/Quality Payment Program
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 provides a more stable payment system for physicians while transitioning physicians away from a volume-based system toward one that rewards value. ACP provides expansive information, resources, and news on the subject.
- Delivery and Payment Models
Providing detailed information on new health care delivery and payment systems with the intent of improving outcomes and decreasing cost, such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations.
- Physician and Practice Timeline
Keep abreast of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, and delivery system changes and requirements. Text alerts available.
- AmericanEHR Partners
ACP, in partnership with Cientis Technologies, offers a free, web-based resource providing an unbiased view of all available EHR/EMR systems. Using our tools, you will be better prepared to compare, implement and effectively use an EHR in your office.
High Value Care
The following resources were created by ACP to help you implement High Value Care principles into your practice and focus on optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies, based upon considerations of value, effectiveness, and avoidance of overuse and misuse.
- Online High Value Care Adult and Pediatric Cases (Free MOC/CME)
- High Value Care Coordination Toolkit
- A variety of clinical guidelines and recommendations including High Value Care Advice
Practice Redesign Support
- ACP Practice Advisor®
Helping clinician practices improve patient care, organization, and workflow through web-based interactive modules that focus on continuous quality improvement activities and care delivery transformation.
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
Begin the journey towards a successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice with ACP's comprehensive collection of information and resources.
- Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative
Tools and resources to support clinicians and practices as they transform from volume-based to value-based, patient-centered care.
- Patient-Centered Specialty Practices
The College recognizes that involvement of subspecialty/specialty practices and the rest of the medical neighborhood are critical to ensure that the PCHM model provides effective and efficient care coordination and integration.
Quality Improvement and Registries
A national qualified clinical data registry that links clinical data to performance measurement, value-based payment, performance reporting requirements, including PQRS and Meaningful Use, and quality improvement.
Engaging Patients and Families
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Toolkit
ACP has identified principles that reflect the preferences and needs of patients for experiencing satisfying healthcare and created a toolkit giving practical, actionable advice to help physicians implement these principles in their practice.