Physician Fee Schedule Comment Letter

On Friday, September 27, 2019, PCPCC submitted formal comments regarding the physician fee schedule. Specifically, PCPCC commented on the evaluation and management (E/M) codes, Medicare coverage for opioid use disorder, physician supervision for physician assistants, care management services, payment bundles, and and updates to the Quality Payment Program.

Physician Fee Schedule Letter

On Thursday, September 5, the PCPCC submitted a letter of comments to CMS regarding support of some of the changes made in the proposed 2020 physician fee schedule such as the changes to E/M codes. More detailed, formal comments will be submitted to the Federal Register later in the month. Read the letter here.

Primary Care First Letter to CMMI

On Friday, August 2, the PCPCC sumbitted a letter of comments and concerns to CMMI regarding some facets of the new Primary Care First Model. These included suggestions around the risk groups, performance incentives, and quality measures. Learn more and read the letter here.

New toolkit to Prepare Patient Stakeholders to Work with Research Teams

Patient engagement in research has become increasingly prioritized in recent years, as patients can provide unique and valuable feedback to researchers on the design, implementation, and dissemination of studies from the perspective of people the research seeks to help. However, researchers often lack the tools to effectively engage patient advisors in the research process.

Webinar Recording: Transforming Clinical Practice by Supporting Patient and Family Decision Making

This webinar highlighted the work of leading organizations and their efforts to engage patients and families in making smart decisions about their healthcare. The panelists organizations are partnering with PCPCC’s Support and Alignment Network (SAN) to integrate Choosing Wisely into quality improvement activities that support practices enrolled in Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). 

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