The AAMC, and over 600 health care groups, signed a letter to congressional leadership urging them to extend incentive payments for advanced alternative payment models (APMs). The Oct. 18 letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), House Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) reminded the leaders that without congressional action, key APM incentive payments authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA, P.L. 114-10) will expire on Dec. 31. The letter highlighted the many advantages of APMs and their role in moving toward value-based care.
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