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 to CMS on 2017 Proposed ESRD Regulation - August 23, 2016(2 page PDF)
AAFP Response to the 2017 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - August 19, 2016(56 page PDF)
Joint Letter to CMS on MIPs and Alternative Payment Models Under MACRA - June 24, 2016(8 page PDF)
Executive Summary of AAFP Letter to CMS on MACRA Proposed Rule - June 24, 2016(7 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to Health Care Payment LAN on Performance Measurement - May 9, 2016(4 page PDF)
Didn't find what you were looking for? Search the Alternative Payment Models document archive.