The AHA June 14 sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee, responding to questions included in a white paper the committee wrote on chronic care through physician payment and policy options regarding Medicare Part B. The AHA urged the committee for more sustainable solutions to ensure physicians are adequately reimbursed under the physician fee schedule to reflect changes in input costs and inflation. The AHA also urged Congress to support participation in alternative payment models through extension of incentive payments, waive patient cost-sharing obligations from chronic care management services, and extend telehealth flexibilities and waivers for the hospital-at-home program. 

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