Panelists at the National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit (what a blast that meeting must have been) said alternative payment models included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act should be revised to include the full range of services provided while accounting for integrated care and data sharing.
The panel discussed reasons why physicians have been slow to adopt the new payment models, noting time limitations and the complexity of the programs. Here is what was recommended:
- Physicians need strong office management to handle the new demands of record keeping and performance measurements. Practices that created teams often employ daily “huddles,” but time limitations pose a problem to smaller practices.
- With new payment models comes the expectation that physicians and hospitals will share data and agree on shared risk with insurers
Integrated care. Data sharing. Huddles. Shared risk.
So, how many of you want to do DPC now? My advice is to leave. Run. The ship is sinking and you are rearranging chairs on the desk of the Titanic.Tweet