21 Feb HCTTF Joins Coalition to Share 2023 Legislative Priorities
Posted at 16:08h in Policy Communications
The Health Care Transformation Task Force joined multiple industry leaders to announce the following joint legislative priorities for 2023:
- Extend Value-Based Care Incentives. Congress is urged to provide a multi-year commitment to reforming care delivery by extending MACRA’s five percent advanced APM incentive payments for additional years to attract new providers.
- Ensure Participants Join and Remain in Existing APMs. To remove barriers to participation in APMs, Congress should remove distinctions that penalize safety net providers, improve financial methodologies so that APM participants are not penalized for our own success, and reduce regulatory burdens by offering increased flexibilities and waivers for clinicians.
- Provide a Broader, More Predictable Pathway for More Types of Clinicians to Engage in APMs. Congress should work with the CMS Innovation Center to ensure promising models have a more predictable pathway for being implemented and become permanent and are not cut short due to overly stringent criteria.
- Establish Parity Between APM and Medicare Advantage (MA) Program Requirements. Congress should seek greater alignment between Original Medicare APMs and the MA program to ensure that both programs provide attractive, sustainable options for innovating care delivery, and to ensure that APMs do not face a competitive disadvantage.
Signatories to this Coalition letter include American Academy of Physicians, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Medical Association, AMGA, America’s Physician Groups, Federation of American Hospitals, Health Care Transformation Task Force, Medical Group Management Association, National Associations of ACOs, National Rural Health Association, and Premier, Inc.