NCHC URGES CONGRESS TO PRESERVE PROVIDER PAYMENT TESTING AND EXPANSION AUTHORITY
WASHINGTON – In a letter submitted Tuesday evening, the National Coalition on Health Care, the nation’s largest and most broadly representative alliance of health care stakeholders, called on Congress to preserve the Department of Health and Human Services’ flexibility to test alternative models of provider payment in Medicare and Medicaid and expand those that are successful.
“A rollback of HHS’ capacity to test and expand new payment models would fracture the bipartisan consensus behind MACRA and make health care less affordable over the long term.” said John Rother, NCHC’s President and CEO. “Instead, NCHC and its members hope to work with Congress and the administration to ensure that the testing and expansion authority, now housed at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, is preserved and deployed as effectively as possible.”
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