The AHA today joined physician and other groups urging CMS to take steps to ensure COVID-19 does not derail the Alternative Payment Model and value movement. Specifically, the groups urged CMS to “allow flexibility with existing deadlines and requirements and take steps to ensure clinicians are not inappropriately penalized for the extreme costs of handling the pandemic so that they can continue to focus their energy on patient care.”

In a separate letter, AHA and other groups urged House and Senate leaders to “preclude the financial impact or shared loss repayment for all accountable care organizations and other value-based program participants based on costs accrued related to COVID-19 care and during this public health crisis.” 
 

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