• BRG Spotlight on Improving Access through Value Based Care

    Berkeley Research Group shares a new analysis of evidence showing that accountable care initiatives expand access to health care services. The report indicates that “continued investment in [value-based care] can further these access gains as payment models are adjusted for long-term financial sustainability.”

  • A4H Highlights the Impact of Accountable Kidney Care Models on Health Outcomes

    This one-page resource document compares fragmented, fee-for-service care for people with kidney disease to whole person care available through accountable care delivery models. Accountable kidney care models are improving people’s health care experiences and outcomes while lowering costs.

  • A4H Commends the Introduction of the Value in Health Care Act in the U.S. Senate

    Following the introduction of the Value in Health Care Act in the U.S. Senate this week, Accountable for Health (A4H) announced its strong support for the legislation and its efforts to accelerate the adoption of accountable care models across the country.

  • A4H APM Bonus Extension Legislation Comparison

    A4H has prepared a comparison table showing the different legislative proposals to extend the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act advanced alternative payment model (APM) bonus. As a reminder, the 5% bonus expired last year and Congress extended the bonus for a single year at 3.5%. Absent Congressional action, the bonus will expire. A4H is urging lawmakers to pass an extension of the bonus for the 2024 performance/2026 payment year by the end of the year.

  • Berkeley Research Group’s Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Financial Implications for Providers and Policymakers

    Successful value-based care initiatives have proven they can deliver better care for patients at lower costs and can be attractive to individual physicians, clinicians, and delivery systems. As a result, policymakers have set goals to expand provider participation in these initiatives.

  • New Research Highlights the Important Role of Incentives to Accelerate the Transition from Costly Fee-For-Service to Value-Based Care that Prioritizes Quality Health Outcomes

    Today, Berkeley Research Group (BRG) published a new report, “Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Financial Implications for Providers and Policymakers,” in partnership with Accountable for Health (A4H).

  • A4H Statement on Recent APM Bonus Proposals

    Accountable for Health appreciates recent Congressional attention to the expiring 3.5% incentive payment for clinicians participating in advanced alternative payment models (APMs). Advanced APMs have been working for over a decade to improve care delivery and lower costs.

  • Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule – Summary of Select Provisions

    CMS released a final rule on CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment and Coverage Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Continued Implementation of Requirements for Manufacturers of Certain Single-dose Container or Single-use Package Drugs to Provide Refunds with Respect to Discarded Amounts; Medicare Advantage; Medicare and Medicaid Provider and Supplier Enrollment Policies; and Basic Health Program.

  • A4H Highlights Successes of Direct Contracting Model

    A4H announced its support for the Value in Health Care Act, reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill proposes changes to the program parameters of Medicare’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) to incentivize participation in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO).

  • A4H Calls to Reinstate and Extend MACRA’s Advanced APM Incentive

    A4H joins over 600 stakeholders in calling for Congress to reinstate and extend MACRA’s Advanced APM incentive.

  • Request for Information: Accountable Care in Rural Communities

    Accountable for Health submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the Ways and Means Committee regarding innovation and expanding access to accountable care in rural communities.

  • Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

    Accountable for Health submits comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule encouraging the agency to adopt policies that accelerate the adoption of accountable care.

  • Request for Information: Episode-Based Payment Model

    Accountable for Health submits comments in response to the Administration’s request for information about episode-based payments.

  • Value in Health Care Act Incentivizes Participation in Accountable Care for Improved Health Outcomes

    A4H announced its support for the Value in Health Care Act, reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill proposes changes to the program parameters of Medicare’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) to incentivize participation in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO).

  • Glossary of Terms

    A glossary of terms to assist with understanding more about accountable care.

  • Testimony Before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on MACRA APMs

    Accountable care aims to improve the health care experience for people by encouraging care coordination, creating care teams that communicate with one another, and supporting individuals in their care journey with services that address their medical and non-medical needs.

  • Improving Care for Those Dually Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid

    Accountable for Health submits comments on Senator Cassidy’s legislation to improve care for individuals eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Proposed CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Makes Strides Toward Whole-Person Accountable Care

    Following the publication of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed CY 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), Accountable for Health (A4H) CEO Mara McDermott issued this statement.

  • Sign On Letter: Support Medicare Payment System Reform

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a new primary care initiative – the Making Care Primary (MCP) Model – designed to enhance access to high-quality, accountable health care across America. A4H expresses our support.

  • New Primary Care Model from CMS will Help Strengthen Accountable Care for Millions of Patients

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a new primary care initiative – the Making Care Primary (MCP) Model – designed to enhance access to high-quality, accountable health care across America. A4H expresses our support.

  • Accountable for Health Launches to Accelerate Transition to Coordinated, Convenient, and Affordable Care

    Accountable for Health (A4H) today officially launched to help accelerate the transition from fee-for-service to more accountable health care models that improve outcomes and care experiences for people, expand access, and control costs.

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