WASHINGTON, DC – The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), the nation’s oldest, largest most diverse health care coalition, praised the announcement today of a new bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA).
“There’s little more important to long-term health care affordability than moving beyond today’s costly, volume-centered paradigm,” noted NCHC President and CEO John Rother. “The leadership we expect from the new Health Care Innovation Caucus could be key to achieving that. Representatives Kelly, Kind, Mullin, and Bera are starting something special today.”
A long-time champion for bipartisan delivery innovation legislation, including MACRA and the Chronic Care Act, NCHC has urged the Administration to make expansion of Advanced Alternative Payment Models opportunities the top priority for the CMS Innovation Center.
“With Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar embracing the call for ‘bolder action’ on value-based care, this Caucus can help engage their colleagues and educate Congressional staffs–on both sides of the aisle–at this crucial juncture for our health care system,” said Rother.