Navigation Links
Internists offer recommendations for solutions to medicare payment problems
Date:2/14/2013

(Washington) "Repeal of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is essential, but repeal by itself will not move Medicare to better ways to deliver care," the American College of Physicians (ACP), said in its statement today to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. "We need to transition from a fundamentally broken physician payment system to one that is based on the value of services to patients, building on physician-led initiatives to improve outcomes and lower costs."

The 25-page statement was submitted for inclusion in the record for the committee's hearing today, "SGR: Data, Measures and Models; Building a Future Medicare Physician Payment System."

A summary of ACP's statement included these highlights:

A FRAMEWORK TO REPEAL THE SGR AND PROGRESS TO BETTER MODELS

ACP supports a two-phased approach to eliminate the SGR and transition to better payment and delivery systems that are aligned with value. During phase one, repeal the SGR formula, provide at least five years of stable physician payments, with positive increases for all physician services, and higher payments for primary care, preventive and care coordination services; and in phase two establish a process for practices to transition to new, more effective, models of care by a date certain. ACP is encouraged that this committee's SGR proposal, as released jointly with the Ways and Means Committee on Feb. 7, is largely consistent with this approach.

REFORMING FEE-FOR-SERVICE AND TRANSITIONING TO VALUE-BASED PAYMENT

ACP supports shorter-term reforms to start more physicians on the road to better payment models, and reward "early adapters" who already have taken the leadership to participate in payment programs focused on higher quality, improved patient experience, and greater value. This includes development and recognition under Medicare fee-for-service payment polices of two new sets of CPT codes for transition care f
'/>"/>

Contact: Sam Benton
sbenton@acponline.org
202-261-4552
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Internists praise primary care practices inclusion in CPCI
2. Internists recommend principles on role of governments in regulating patient-physician relationship
3. Internists say physician-led quality initiatives could be solution to Medicare payment problems
4. Internists express support for new payment and delivery models as basis for replacing SGR
5. Internists in Washington to discuss patient and professional issues in meetings on Capitol Hill
6. Travel Services MyTSOnline Offers New Specials for Trips to China
7. The Skinny: Inform. Illuminate. Inspire. WeightLossApp.com offers iPhone users a solution for permanent weight loss.
8. Probiotic-derived treatment offers new hope for premature babies
9. Mari's Skin Care is Now Offering a New Anti-aging Treatment
10. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers To Provide The Names Of Top Women Attorneys For Victims Of A Transvaginal Mesh, Tape or Bladder Sling Failures-Nationwide
11. Puppy Born From Frozen Embryo May Offer Hope to Endangered Wildlife
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com , the world’s leader ... strand woven bamboo flooring collection. Now, the business is ... company’s CEO, the promotion is valid until Dec. 20, 2014. ... a smooth and dust-free surface, which makes it very easy ... industry, the company wants to make its website the best ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Cancer researchers in New York and ... communication tunnels and the growth and spread of mesothelioma. ... on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. , Doctors at ... Minnesota have just released their study on tunneling nanotubes ... cells. They found that mesothelioma cells contain ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Recently, Locks-Magnetic.com , one of ... promotion of mag locks for glass doors online. In ... on these fresh products. Customers can get more information ... doors are in excellent performance. Customers who want to ... soon as possible. They also can enjoy the ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 “Due to my ... an inventor, from Gurnee, Ill. “While using the ice grip ... and I thought there needed to be a safer way ... the SPIKE BLOCK. , The SPIKE BLOCK offers added safety ... it would help to reduce injuries and damage associated with ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... PA (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 "My ... the pain caused by the machine," said an inventor ... she had to go back a second time because ... invention idea." , She developed the patent-pending MAMO EASY ... breast cancer. The design saves the patient from the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Click Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring From Famous Bamboo Flooring Company BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:Study Links Cellular ‘Tunnels’ to Mesothelioma Proliferation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Discounted Mag Locks for Glass Doors Revealed by Locks-Magnetic.com 2
... ... Club, the Endangered Habitats League and SOS Hills will honor "Avatar" ... Outstanding Social Responsibility in Media. "Avatar,s" themes closely mirror the ... residents are facing against Granite Construction, a powerful corporation that wants ...
... ... medical experience. , ... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 3, 2010 -- NightHawk Radiology Services, the leading ... named two new physician leaders to its Medical Executive Team (MET), an influential group ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... forms of Leukaemia have identified a new drug target to ... diseased cells. The research, reported in EMBO Molecular Medicine ... if targeted could prevent diseased cells from developing. The ... Vienna, carried out their research on acute lymphoid leukaemia (ALL) ...
... from injuries to the distal biceps tendon may benefit from ... review article published in the March 2010 issue of the ... (JAAOS). Located in the front of the elbow, the distal ... muscle, and is responsible for two primary motions: , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Temecula Environmental Groups & City to Honor "Avatar" Director James Cameron with First Ever Environmental Media Award 2Health News:Temecula Environmental Groups & City to Honor "Avatar" Director James Cameron with First Ever Environmental Media Award 3Health News:Temecula Environmental Groups & City to Honor "Avatar" Director James Cameron with First Ever Environmental Media Award 4Health News:NightHawk Radiology Services Expands Its Medical Executive Team 2Health News:NightHawk Radiology Services Expands Its Medical Executive Team 3Health News:VIDEO from Medialink and Juice Products Association: Teens Who Drink Juice Have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit 2Health News:VIDEO from Medialink and Juice Products Association: Teens Who Drink Juice Have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit 3Health News:VIDEO from Medialink and Juice Products Association: Teens Who Drink Juice Have Healthier Diets, Eat More Whole Fruit 4Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs 2Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs 3Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs 4Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs 5Health News:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs 6Health News:Targeting leukemia cell's gene 'addiction' presents new strategy for treatment 2Health News:Battling a biceps injury 2Health News:Battling a biceps injury 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ... point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, research, and ... the veterinary and research markets in the ... a stock purchase agreement to acquire 100% of QCR ... based distribution organization. The transaction closed on ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , 21. November 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... hat heute bekannt gegeben, dass die ... EMA) die Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizinprodukt an ... des Unternehmens zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ... seltene, stark beeinträchtigende genetische Krankheit, die ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... N.Y. , Nov. 21, 2014  Cardinal Health, ... world,s largest health care services companies, and Henry Schein, ... provider of health care products and services to office-based ... the companies have entered into a long-term strategic agreement ... product offerings to office-based medical practices.  This strategic agreement ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 2Clementia Pharmaceuticals erhält EMA-Kennzeichnung als Orphan-Medizin für Palovarotene zur Behandlung von Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva 3Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 2Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 3Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 4Cardinal Health And Henry Schein Enter Into Long-Term Strategic Agreement To Serve Physician Offices 5
... In the year since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on ... world have launched and supported projects to help the country ... began, Rotary clubs started a $200,000 initiative to implement cholera ... waterborne disease. Rotary clubs worldwide have contributed more ...
... Cardinal Health plans to release second-quarter financial results for its ... of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. ... Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. EST to discuss second-quarter results. ... the Investor page at cardinalhealth.com/investors or dial 857-350-1669 passcode 24786608. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rotary Clubs Remain Committed to Rebuilding Quake-Ravaged Haiti 2Rotary Clubs Remain Committed to Rebuilding Quake-Ravaged Haiti 3Cardinal Health to Release Second-Quarter Results on Feb. 3 2
... Precision Hand Instruments were developed in surgeon's ... while still having an instrument with the ... the fear of the bending or breaking. ... manufactured to conform to the surgeon's hand. ...
... Arthrotek® Precision Hand Instruments were developed in ... feel, while still having an instrument with ... without the fear of the bending or ... and manufactured to conform to the surgeon's ...
... Arthrotek® Precision Hand Instruments were developed in ... feel, while still having an instrument with ... without the fear of the bending or ... and manufactured to conform to the surgeon's ...
This optimal design addresses low-cost, simple, non-invasive ankle distraction....
Medicine Products: