The Alliance of Specialty Medicine responded to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) forthcoming recommendations to eliminate the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in favor of a new Voluntary Value Program and push physicians into alternative payment models (APMs) with sharp criticism, noting that APMs are not available for the vast majority of specialists and population-based measures are ill-suited for specialty medical care. Members of the Alliance have made significant investments in developing specialty-focused quality measures and establishing qualified clinical data registries to deepen their understanding of complex medical conditions and improve the value of care they deliver to all patients, including Medicare beneficiaries. Concerns with the MIPS program are being addressedby the Medicare agency and the Congress, in conjunction with medical community.

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