NASS Insider

June 14, 2022

NASS Signs On to AMA Medicare Payment System Principles

NASS has signed on to AMA Medicare payment system principles, that will guide future advocacy on payment reform. There are three main principles:
  • Ensuring financial stability and predictability through a baseline positive annual update, recognition of physician’s contributions in providing high-value care, encouragement of collaboration, competition, and patient choice rather than consolidation;
  • Promoting value-based care through rewarding the value of care provided to patients, encouraging innovation, offering a variety of payment models and incentives tailored to different specialties and practice settings, providing timely and actionable data, recognizing the value of clinical data registries; and
  • Safeguarding access to high-quality care through efforts to advance health equity and reduce disparities and supporting practices of all sizes in all settings.