By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
The Premier healthcare alliance applauds Reps. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ami Bera (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Mike Kelley (R-PA) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) for recognizing the problem with the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) which creates a “race to the bottom” for healthcare providers who are achieving savings and improving quality for Medicare beneficiaries. The Accountable Care in Rural America Act (H.R. 3746) counteracts this by removing ACOs’ own beneficiaries from the benchmark calculation. Premier urges Congress to pass the bill this year.