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  • Washington Highlights

    AAMC Signs Community Letter to CMS on CEHRT Policies for Value-Based Care 


    Phoebe Ramsey, Director, Physician Payment & Quality
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    The AAMC Apr. 10 signed a physician and value-based care participating provider community letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to abandon certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) policies under the Quality Payment Program that could jeopardize participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and other Medicare alternative payment models (APMs) and reduce the number of Medicare patients in accountable care relationships. The letter, signed by three dozen physician and other health care organizations and over 100 individual accountable care organizations (ACOs), health systems, hospitals, and practices, expressed “unified, strong opposition” to CEHRT utilization requirements for ACOs participating in the MSSP finalized in the CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule last year [refer to Washington Highlights, Nov. 3, 2023].   

    Specifically, the letter urges the agency to repeal the policies changing CEHRT requirements for MSSP ACOs and other APM participants in 2025 and instead allow ACO and APM participants to validate CEHRT adoption and utilization through attestations to the agency and leverage data from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology that is already being collected.