Premier, lawmakers call for actions to advance Value-based Models

September 25, 2020 – Premier Inc (Charlotte, NC) and nine other organizations have joined together to urge the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to hold off on proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

In the CY 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule, CMS proposes reducing the required number of measures, providing flexibility in how measures are submitted and mitigating potential reductions in 2020 performance.

In a letter to the agency, Premier and the groups expressed appreciation for CMS’ intent to improve the MSSP, but cautioned against finalizing modifications at a time when the healthcare industry faces uncertainty and not enough time to implement such drastic changes.

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