APG in the News




Whitehouse, Cassidy Unveil Primary Care Payment Reform, Related RFI
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), May 15

Senators Whitehouse, Cassidy propose bipartisan primary care payment reform, seek industry feedback
Fierce Healthcare, May 15

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Primary Care MDs and Improve Outcomes
Healthcare Innovation, May 15

Why the Medicare physician fee schedule is sheer madness
by Susan Dentzer
Healthcare Financial Management Association blog, April 30

California, Oregon eye universal health coverage
HealthcareDive, April 24

Senate Finance To Hold Hearings On Change Cyberattack
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), April 4

Medicare Debuts Another Primary Care-Focused Accountable Care Model
MedPage Today, March 25

Some primary care practices to get financial boost under new ACO payment model
Medical Economics, March 19

Stakeholders Praise CMS’ ACO Primary Care Flex Model
Healthcare Innovation, March 19

CMS offers advance payments to physicians amid Change Healthcare ‘crisis’
Radiology Business, March 12

HHS sends letter to healthcare leaders on Change cyberattack
Healthcare Finance, March 11

HHS pressures UnitedHealth, payers on financial support for providers as cyberattack disruption continues
Fierce Healthcare, March 11

CMS’s 2025 advance rate notice for Medicare Advantage brings potential concern for providers
HFMA News, February 7

Lawmakers’ retirements risk leaving doctor pay fix unfinished
CQ Roll Call, February 8

CMS Debuts Value-Based Care Shop As Advocates Press For APM Bonus Extension
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), February 6

CMS Expects 3.7% MA Pay Bump After 2024’s Advance Notice Tumult
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), January 31

Susan Dentzer: Healthcare sector faces decline in public support
Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine (subscription required), January 30

Manifest MedEx Launches the California ADT Network, a Free Acute and Post-Acute Event Notification Exchange for California
Business Wire, January 30

Doctors are in the waiting room – and they hate it
POLITICO Pro (subscription required), January 25

CMS finalizes rule setting prior authorization deadlines for payers
Fierce Healthcare, January 17

Biden changes will force health insurers to speed up and get more specific if they want to deny care
STAT, January 17

Reactions To CMS’ Prior Authorization Rule
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), January 17

The state of U.S. primary care: How new ways of thinking can spur meaningful improvement
Healthcare Financial Management Association, January 16



AMA Upset PFS Cuts Not Tackled In CR, Bucshon Sees Opening When CRS Expire Jan/Feb
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), November 21, 2023

AI/ML Experts: Clinicians Must Learn To Spot Biased Data
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), November 17, 2023

AMA Continues Call for Medicare Payment System Fix During Interim Meeting
American Journal of Managed Care, November 20, 2023

On Track for a Deal
POLITICO Pulse, November 15, 2023

Soothe a doc: AI won’t replace you
POLITICO Pro, November 10, 2023

CMMI Stands By Medicare Accountable Care Goals Following CBO Report
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), November 9, 2023

CMS Says Value-Based Care Parameters Unclear To Patients, Providers
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), November 9, 2023

CBO: Finance Bill’s PFS Cuts Mitigation Would Cost $670M, APM Bonus Extension $680M
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), November 7, 2023

Wins and losses in the physician fee schedule final rule
Healthcare Finance News, November 6, 2023

Bigger may prove to be better in healthcare, despite critics’ view
Healthcare Financial Management Association “Healthcare Blame Game” podcast, November 6, 2023

CMS finalizes 2023 Medicare hospital, doctor payments, 340B fix and price transparency requirements
HealthcareDive, November 3, 2023

Doctors’ groups condemn Medicare PFS cut in conversion factor
Medical Economics, November 3, 2023

Senate Finance Draft Bill Would Partially Mitigate PFS Cuts, Extend APM Bonuses
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), November 2, 2023

Biden’s EO Sets Deadlines For HHS On AI Task Force, Reg Plan, Guidance
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), October 31, 2023

HHS Proposed ‘Disincentive’ Penalties for Information-Blocking Providers
MedPage Today, October 31, 2023

Physician groups united on accountable care – Pushing the needle on value-based care will require buy-in from employers, says Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of APG
HIMSSCast podcast, October 20, 2023

MedPAC Discusses Possible Restructuring Of APM Bonuses
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), October 10, 2023

Is consolidation in healthcare the work of modern-day robber barons – or the result of overdue reengineering? By Susan Dentzer
Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine, October 2, 2023

Value-Based Care and Shifting Away from the Healthcare Fee-For-Service Model
Holland & Knight Counsel That Cares Podcast, September 21, 2023

Medicare encourages states to test global health budgets
Axios, September 6, 2023

CMS Facing Challenges Attracting Practices to Value-Based Payment Models
MedPage Today, August 28, 2023

Medicare Shared Savings saved Medicare $1.8 billion in 2022
Healthcare Finance, August 25, 2023

CMS Announces MSSP Savings from 2022
Healthcare Innovation, August 24, 2023

ACO REACH now includes financial protections from midyear benchmark changes
Healthcare Finance, August 15, 2023

Value in Health Care Act of 2023 Introduced to Congress to Reinforce Value-Based Care
Managed Healthcare Executive, July 29, 2023

Opinion: One key step toward solving the nation’s deadly nursing shortage  By Susan Dentzer, Renee Hsia, and Eugene Litvak
The Hill, July 29, 2023

Applications Open Next Month for a New Medicare Primary Care-Focused Payment Model
MedPage Today, July 17, 2023

Greater Investment Is Bringing In-Home Cancer Care To The Forefront
Home Health Care News, July 13, 2023

Congress explores changes to the way Medicare pays doctors
STAT, June 22, 2023

CMS announces new decade-long primary care payment experiment
Axios, June 9, 2023

CMS: New Primary Care Model An On-Ramp for Providers Not Yet In ACOs
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), June 8, 2023

Susan Dentzer: Perspectives differ on Medicare’s 2 houses
Healthcare Financial Management Association, April 28, 2023

America’s Physician Groups’ Bill Barcellona highlights importance of ADT notifications in California and nationwide
State of Reform, April 20, 2023

Concern is growing that CMS’ new equity tool could backfire
POLITICO Pro (subscription required), April 17, 2023

Medicare Advantage plans get win in final CMS 2024 payment rate
POLITICO Pro (subscription required), March 31, 2023

MA, Provider Relief Fund, Physician Fee Schedule Drawn Into GOP, Dems’ Fight Over Medicare
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), February 27, 2023

Susan Dentzer and the Mission of America’s Physician Groups
American Association for Physician Leadership/Sound Practice Podcast, February 22, 2023

Bill Gates, Mathematical Averages, and Making Harmful Cuts to Medicare Advantage  By Susan Dentzer
Medium Blog, February 20, 2023

How to design a national strategy to end the healthcare workforce crisis By Susan Dentzer
Healthcare Financial Management Association Blog, February 1, 2023

ACO Participants Drop In 2023, But CMS Expects An Uptick Next Year
InsideHealthPolicy (subscription required), January 17, 2023



APG Direct Contracting Entities Helped Save Medicare $70M in 2021
RevCycleIntelligence, November 28, 2022

New alliance seeks to save value-based care bonus set to expire in 2023
Fierce Healthcare, November 7, 2022

Providers make full-court press to convince lawmakers to save value-based care bonus
Fierce Healthcare, September 29, 2022

Susan Dentzer named president and CEO of America’s Physician Groups
Healthcare Finance News, February 2, 2022