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The Trump administration has postponed the debut of four new payment models that appear to conflict with the health care philosophy of new HHS Secretary Tom Price.

Multiple sources report that CMS’ Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model is dead.

Investments in health IT and financial risk-sharing are two big obstacles standing in the way of many small practices getting on board with value-based payment models, states a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Andy Slavitt, the acting administrator for CMS, noted that he is receiving a lot of questions about how the election will impact the quality payment program during a CMS call on the final rule for the quality payment program, Nov. 15.
You’ll find relaxed reporting requirements for year one of the federal Quality Payment Program (QPP) as CMS appears to be taking a toned-down approach to kick off its new era of quality reporting.

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