The AHA today launched an online resource to help hospital and physician leaders prepare for coming changes to the Medicare physician payment system. Section 101 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 replaced the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate methodology for updates to the physician fee schedule with a physician payment system that will implement new physician quality and value-based payment programs in 2019. To access an AHA issue brief and webinar on the coming changes, slide presentation suitable for hospital boards and other relevant resources, visit The webpage will be updated regularly with the latest information on regulatory and other changes.