WASHINGTON, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CAPG led a coalition letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price today, calling on the Administration to adopt fair and equitable incentives for physicians taking risk in Medicare Advantage (MA) contracts with health plans, and afford them equal treatment in the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
"The strong and diverse support for this issue underscores the importance of achieving a level playing field for Medicare Advantage alternative payment models," said Don Crane, CAPG's President and CEO.
The coalition sent the letter in advance of the pending MACRA rule currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget, in the hope that the Administration will utilize this route to address the disparities facing providers in MA.
Recognizing the importance of alternative payment models in MA, the letter calls on the Administration to level the playing field and afford risk arrangements in MA the same credit under MACRA as risk arrangements in traditional Medicare.
View the full text of the letter, signed by:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
- National Coalition on Health Care
- Healthcare Leadership Council
- Pacific Business Group on Health
- Healthcare Transformation Task Force
- National Committee for Quality Assurance
- America's Health Insurance Plans
- Alliance of Community Health Plans
- Direct Primary Care Coalition
CAPG is the nation's leading professional association for accountable physician groups, composed of more than 250 medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs) across 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. CAPG members operate under a capitated, coordinated care model that is the essence of the nation's health reform movement from volume to value. Learn more at http://capg.org.