Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affair, Premier
More than 500 physician practices across the country, including many in the Premier healthcare alliance, called on Congressional leaders to ensure access to strong financial incentives for clinicians participating in two-sided risk models that deliver high quality, coordinated, cost-effective care. In a letter the groups urged House and Senate to freeze the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) alternative payment model (APM) thresholds at the 2020 levels for the next two performance years to allow qualifying providers to receive the 5 percent Medicare payment bonus.
We know that healthcare practices engaged in advanced, risk-based models have leveraged existing partnerships across the continuum of care to navigate the pandemic for their patients with a coordinated, team-based approach. Premier, along with other organizations, urge Congress to recognize the transformative value of these models and take this critical step to incent providers to stay in Medicare APMs and for others to join the movement to value-based care.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 200,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.