The continued shift of medicine toward value-based care demands innovative payment models that are flexible and practical for both patients and physicians. The AMA is committed to creating opportunities for physicians to develop and participate in alternative payment models through our efforts in healthcare payment reform advocacy.
Essential Advocacy Tools & Resources
Payment reform: Council on Medical services reports
Medicare physician payment schedules
Join in on national advocacy efforts
State advocacy resources
2021 Medicare pay schedule eases physicians’ documentation burdens
But the final CMS rule also includes painful cuts for many medical specialties that will hurt all Medicare patients, including those seeking COVID-19 care.
AMA backs policy proposals to cover more of the uninsured
AMA adopted principles today supporting public policy approaches that have the potential to expand insurance coverage to millions of the uninsured.
Bill puts 2-year freeze on Medicare services set for 2021 pay cuts
The AMA and nearly 70 other organizations back House legislation to avert the cuts while allowing planned E/M pay raises to take place as scheduled.
Payment & Delivery Models
CMS flexibility provides practices relief on 2020 MIPS reporting
Doctors have until Dec. 31 to apply for relief from the administrative burdens associated with the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System for 2020.