More time and less administrative burden. That's the balance struck in CMS’ 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule, which reflects a number of the Academy's advocacy priorities.
The AAFP is calling on CMS to ensure swift and inclusive access to more alternative payment models by practices of all sizes. The Academy, responding to the agency's proposed Accountable Care Organizations -- Pathways to Success rule(www.cms.gov), also asked that no new alternative payment policy take effect before Jan. 1, 2020.
The AAFP, as part of the nonpartisan Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, has won the fight to ensure the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 does not include a multibillion-dollar bailout of pharmaceutical companies that would have hurt family physicians’ patients.