AHA comments on draft measure development plan for physician payment system

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The AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ensure that quality measures for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and alternative payment models for physicians align with national priorities for the entire health care system. Commenting on the draft measure development plan, Ashley Thompson, AHA senior vice president for public policy analysis and development, also urged CMS to release more information about its measure development pipeline; support development of a MIPS reporting option for hospital-based physicians; and adjust existing and future measures if needed to reflect the impact of sociodemographic factors. Among other comments, AHA applauded the plan’s comprehensiveness and voiced support for several of its goals, strategies and priorities.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, physicians, Medicare

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