December 14, 2022
Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Susan Dentzer, President and CEO of America’s Physician Groups (APG), on today’s introduction of the Preserving Patient Access to Value-Based Care Act co-sponsored by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI):
“America’s Physician Groups lauds Senators Whitehouse and Barrasso for introducing bipartisan legislation to extend the critically-needed Medicare incentive payments to clinicians participating in Advanced Alternative Payment Models. Approximately 300,000 physicians and other clinicians engaged in these models use the five percent bonuses on the Medicare physician fee schedule to build the systems needed to better coordinate care for patients. The incentives have been particularly useful for drawing more specialists into value-based payment arrangements. It is important not to interrupt this transition process, and extending the bonuses for another two years, as this legislation would do, will help maintain the momentum for providing more patient-centered, value-based care for those enrolled in the traditional Medicare program.”
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About America’s Physician Groups
America’s Physician Groups is a national association representing more than 335 physician groups with approximately 170,000 physicians providing care to nearly 90 million patients. APG’s motto, ‘Taking Responsibility for America’s Health,’ represents our members’ commitment to clinically integrated, coordinated, value-based healthcare in which physician groups are accountable for the costs and quality of patient care. Visit us at www.apg.org.
Contact: Greg Phillips, APG Director of Communications, 202-770-1901, firstname.lastname@example.org