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ACP challenges Congress to make 'fundamental changes' in Medicare payment policies

May 10, 2007 (WASHINGTON) -- "Congress has an historic opportunity to join with the American College of Physicians (ACP), other physician organizations and employers to redesign Medicare payment policies to provide incentives for patient-centered care," ACP told the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health in a written statement for the record submitted today. Thursdays hearing was on Options to Improve Quality and Efficiency Among Medicare Physicians.

"ACP today offered a comprehensive plan for Medicare to realign payment policies to support comprehensive, coordinated, and longitudinal care for beneficiaries through a physician-directed, Patient-Centered Medical Home," noted ACP President David C. Dale, MD, FACP. "It is a rare opportunity to realign payment incentives to:

  • help physicians deliver the care that patients need and want;
  • recognize the value of care managed by a patients personal physician;
  • support the value of primary care medicine in improving outcomes; and
  • create the systems needed at the physician practice level to deliver the best possible care to patients."

ACP, which represents 120,000 physicians and medical students, is the largest medical specialty society and the second largest medical organization in the United States. Internists provide care for more Medicare patients than any other medical specialty.

ACP strongly believes that Medicare and other health plans should be reformed to advance the Patient-Centered Medical Home, a model of health-care delivery that has been proven to result in better quality, more efficient use of resources, reduced utilization, and higher patient satisfaction. Thursdays Subcommittee hearing provided an opportunity to focus on key advantages of the Patient-Centered Medical Home.

In March, 2007, ACP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopa
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Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
10-May-2007


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