Navigation Links
Internists respond to SFC with ideas on how to make improvements following repeal of SGR
Date:5/31/2013

(Washington) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today provided 19 specific recommendations, supporting evidence and implementation details on how to improve the Medicare physician fee schedule and the fee-for-service (FFS) system overall in response to a request by the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) on May 10. ACP cited ways to provide stability for physician reimbursement and lay the necessary foundation for a performance-based payment system following the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

ACP gave seven recommendations for each of the first two questions from the SFC and another five ideas in response to the Senate committee's third query. ACP's responses, all based on evidence-based policies, include specific thoughts about topics including utilization, relative values and helping physicians transition to new payment and delivery models.

On utilization, ACP's recommendations included: create an add-on to evaluation and management codes when physicians document that they have incorporated high value care clinical guidelines (such as guidelines from ACP's High Value Care Initiative into their practices and engaged patients in shared decision-making based on such guidelines; develop alternatives to pre-authorization that would encourage the use of appropriateness criteria by "outlier" practices; especially encourage use of such appropriateness criteria, and provide timely educational feedback, to physicians in practices that own ancillary services if they have higher utilization compared to peers that do not have such an ownership interest; expand bundled payments to more services and conditions; and explore ways to provide physicians with accurate data on the quality and total cost of care provided by other clinicians and hospitals within their geograph
'/>"/>

Contact: Jacquelyn Blaser
jblaser@acponline.org
202-261-4572
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Internists issue 2-pronged plan to improve health care system
2. Internists offer recommendations for solutions to medicare payment problems
3. Internists praise primary care practices inclusion in CPCI
4. Internists recommend principles on role of governments in regulating patient-physician relationship
5. Internists say physician-led quality initiatives could be solution to Medicare payment problems
6. Internists express support for new payment and delivery models as basis for replacing SGR
7. Internists in Washington to discuss patient and professional issues in meetings on Capitol Hill
8. Wireless Analytics Responds to Newly Released TEMIA “BYOD Dos and Don’ts” White Paper
9. Lipitor Lawsuit News: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Responds to Reports of Lipitor Giveaway
10. Parker Waichman LLP Responds to Johnson & Johnson’s Decision to Discontinue Some of Its DePuy All-metal and Ceramic-on-metal Hip Implant Products
11. Stroke patients respond similarly to after-stroke care, despite age difference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 hc1.com today announced ... cloud solution that enables healthcare organizations of all ... healthcare-specific customer relationship management (“CRM”) solution. , Designed ... needs of the healthcare industry, the hc1 Healthcare ... and patients by combining healthcare CRM, HIPAA-compliant collaboration, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Principle Business Enterprises, a family owned ... top-of-the-line absorbent products. The company has recently made ... brand, Tranquility® Premium Protection absorbent products. The company ... its packaging a new look, and is currently working ... the public. , The new website, developed with Thread ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Succeed ... 16% of local companies who participated in the Every ... Walk! is a public awareness project that encourages workers to ... the Summer Step 10,000 Program, which concluded at the end ... wide variety of cities and metro areas. Participating companies ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Unveiled at the Sept. 18 board meeting, The Center ... hospital ROI on membership dues at 12.5. In other words, ... in value to member hospitals. The calculation used to determine ... , “This is the first time we’ve actually been ... methodology is really sound,” said Bill Ryan , president ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... readers or to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful ... leading mobile app development company helped its ... track Intervention more efficiently. The app is designed for ... iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthcare Relationship Management (HRM) Leader hc1.com® Launches hc1® Quick Start™ 2Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Competes in Walking Challenge and Achieves 12th Place in Portland 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 2Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 3Health News:Scorecard Estimates Hospital ROI at $12.50 for every $1 Spent on Dues 4Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3
... Ann Arbor, Mich. A small group of patients ... their symptoms and improved vision following treatment ... damage to the optic nerve were significantly reduced. The ... common treatment for Graves, eye disease. Raymond S. ...
... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 6 MedPredict Market Research, a ... has published a new report providing critical strategic insight ... rheumatology therapies, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus. , ... the highest unmet need," according to MedPredict president Jeffrey ...
... 6 With 125 million Americans challenged by at least one ... or more chronic illnesses, early, smart estate and financial planning can ... victim to its exigencies. , WHAT ... areas of importance for people living with chronic illness and their ...
... to House Health Reform Bill Should Adopt Key Details ... Controls, Says Group , WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 ... premium regulation law in California, praised Congress for including ... its health reform bill. Among amendments released this ...
... STATEMENT , ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6 ... on the House of Representatives health care reform legislation and AARP,s ... seniors have long memories and will hold you accountable next year ... to seniors at 60 Plus, but AARP,s endorsement makes a lot ...
... higher odds for heart attack , FRIDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) ... workday, you may be taking that stress to heart, literally. , ... of heart attack, and that,s not all: people who don,t like ... come from surveys of thousands of employees in Europe, don,t prove ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Researchers find new way to attack inflammation in Graves' eye disease 2Health News:New Options for Treatment of RA and Lupus are Focus of Rheumatology Thought Leader Panel 2Health News:Chronic Illness: Estate Planning 2Health News:Chronic Illness: Estate Planning 3Health News:Chronic Illness: Estate Planning 4Health News:Consumer Watchdog Hails House Cost-Control Plan to Regulate Health Insurance Rates, Urges Lawmakers to Combine It With Strong 'Public Option' 2Health News:Consumer Watchdog Hails House Cost-Control Plan to Regulate Health Insurance Rates, Urges Lawmakers to Combine It With Strong 'Public Option' 3Health News:Consumer Watchdog Hails House Cost-Control Plan to Regulate Health Insurance Rates, Urges Lawmakers to Combine It With Strong 'Public Option' 4Health News:Can a Bad Boss Make You Sick? 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... de octubre de 2014  PneumRx, Inc. ( ... la pulmonología intervencional, anunció hoy la conclusión de ... meses antes de lo programado. El Estudio Clínico RENEW ... de investigación (IDE) aprobada por la FDA (Administración ... espiral de reducción de volumen pulmonar PneumRx RePneu, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014 Valeritas, Inc., a leader ... patients with Type 2 diabetes, announced today that it ... Award. The award was presented October 16 th ... Columbus, Ohio . The Cardinal ... a variety of metrics specifically targeted at the importance ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... therapeutics, received official notification from the European Patent Office ... patent supporting its iSONEP™ and ASONEP™ programs. ... No. 2087002, claims compositions of matter related to ... compounds, iSONEP and ASONEP. Sonepcizumab is an antibody ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 2PneumRx concluye inscripción en prueba fundamental RENEW 3Valeritas Receives 2014 Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Award 2Valeritas Receives 2014 Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Award 3Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 2Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 3Lpath Granted Key European Patent Related to iSONEP and ASONEP Programs 4
... Mich., Jan. 9, 2012  Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation,s ... today it has received limited distribution rights from ... On November 18, 2011, EYLEA ... Drug Administration and is indicated for the treatment ...
... Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 Uptake Medical ® ... C funding round. The round was led by Singapore-based ... Ventures, GBS Venture Partners, WRF Capital, Arboretum Ventures and ... managing partner, will join the Uptake Medical board of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to Provide Specialty Pharmacy Services for EYLEA™ (aflibercept) Injection 2Uptake Medical Announces Successful Completion of Series C Financing 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: