Alternative Payment Models
In April 2015, President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The law:
- Repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology for determining updates to the Medicare physician fee schedule
- Establishes annual positive or flat fee updates for 10 years and institutes a two-track fee update beginning in 2019.
- Establishes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that consolidates existing Medicare quality programs.
- Establishes a pathway for physicians to participate in an Alternative Payment Model (APM).
AAFP Letter of Intent to Submit Pysician-Focused Payment Model to PTAC - February 16, 2017(2 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to PTAC on Project Sonar - January 18, 2017(3 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to CMS on MACRA Final Rule - December 15, 2016(47 page PDF)
AAFP Summary of Principles to Support Patient-Centered APMs - Decemner 14, 2016(2 page PDF)
AAFP Summary of Advanced Primary Care Foundational APM - December 14, 2016(11 page PDF)
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