AACE Provides Comments to House Committee on Draft SGR Repeal Legislation

AACE submitted comments to the House Energy & Commerce Committee in response to the Committee’s solicitation for input on draft legislation that repeals the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and transitions into a value-based physician payment system. In the written comments, AACE underscores two important points: 1) quality metrics and clinical improvement activities should be physician driven and developed in conjunction with medical specialty societies; and 2) quality metrics used to judge physician performance should reflect process measures representing best practices, as opposed to outcome measures dependent on patient behavior and other factors beyond a physician’s control.


Resources:
AACE Comment Letter
House Energy & Commerce Draft SGR Legislation
House Energy & Commerce Draft Bill Summary
House Energy & Commerce Feedback Questions

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