Coalition Correspondence

2017

June 6, 2017 - Comment letter in response to the FY 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on Hospital Value-based Purchasing, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital-acquired Conditions penalty program, and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Programs. (Read Full Comment)

2016

December 19, 2016 - Comment letter on the final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), focused on the implementation of the Quality Payment Program. (Read Full Comment)

June 27, 2016 - Comment letter on the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Focus on the implementation of the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP): Merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and advanced Alternative Payment Models (Read Full Comment)

June, 16, 2016 - Comment letter in response to the FY 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on Hospital Value-based Purchasing, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital-acquired Conditions penalty program, and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. (Read Full Comment)

March 29, 2016 - Testimony to the House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Hearing "Strengthening and Preserving Medicare." (Read Full Testimony).

March 1, 2016 - Comment letter in response to the CMS MACRA Quality Measure Development Plan(Read Full Comment).

2015

November 17, 2015 - Comment letter in response to the Request for Information implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. (Read Full Comment).

September 8, 2015 - Comment letter in response to the Comprehensive Care Joint Replacement bundled payment proposal (Read Full Comment).

September 8, 2015 - Comment letter in response to the CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule on the Physician Value-based Payment Modifier, Geographic Adjustment Policy, and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (Read Full Comment)

June 15, 2015 - Comment letter in response to the FY 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment Proposed Rule on Hospital Value-Based Purchasing, Hospital Readmissions Reduction, and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Program. (Read Full Comment).

April 6, 2015 - Letter in Support of H.R. 2 to U.S. Senate leadership—the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. (Read Full Letter)

March 25, 2015 - Letter to the House of Representatives Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi in support of H.R. 2 - the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. (Read Full Letter)

February 6, 2015 - Comments in response to the House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health hearing “A Permanent Solution to the SGR: The Time is Now.” (Read Full Letter)

2014

September, 2, 2014 - Comments on the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule; Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier. (Read Full Comment).

June 27, 2014 - Comments on the FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule; Hospital Value Based Purchasing Program. (Read Full Comment).

February 4, 2014 - Joint Letter to Senators Baucus and Hatch; Representative Camp, Levin, Upton, and Waxman expressing support for policy provisions of the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013. (Read Full Letter).

2013

November 12, 2013 - Joint Letter to Senators Baucus and Hatch; Representatives Camp and Levin on the SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act Discussion Draft (Read Full Letter).

September 6, 2013 - CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule comments. Provides specific comments related to the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier. (Read Full Comment)

June 25, 2013 - FY 2014 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule comments. Provides specific comments related to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. (Read Full Comment)

May 30, 2013 - Comment letter to the Senate Finance Committee on Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform. (Read Full Letter)

April 15, 2013 - Comment letter to the House of Representatives Energy & Commerce, and Ways & Means Committees on Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform. (Read Full Letter)

2012

October 31, 2012 – Comment to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on the geographic adjustment for physician work in the Medicare physician fee schedule. (Read Full Letter Here)

September 4, 2012 – Comment on CY 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - Physician Value Based Payment Modifier. (Read Full Comment Letter Here)

June 25, 2012 - Comment on FY 2013 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule- Hospital Value Based Purchasing. (Read Full Comment Letter Here)

2011

October 31, 2011 - Letter from HQC to Institute of Medicine Committee on Geographic Adjustment Factors in Medicare Payment on their work evaluating the accuracy of data and methodology of the Medicare geographic payment adjustments. (Read Full Letter here)

August 30, 2011 – HQC letter to Dr. Berwick from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the value-based payment modifier under the Affordable Care Act. (Read Full Letter Here)

June 22, 2011 – Correspondence between HQC and Institute of Medicine Geographic Adjustment Committee discussing HQC’s views on report on geographic adjustment and reducing regional disparities regarding Medicare reimbursement. (Read Full Letter Here)

June 22, 2011 – Letter to Congressional Quality Care Coalition responding to Institute of Medicine report on Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment Policy. (Read Full Letter Here)

June 6, 2011 – Letter to Donald Berwick of CMS regarding rule-making for the Medicare Shared Savings Program/ACOs. (Read Full Letter Here)

2010

December 3, 2010 – Letter to Donald Berwick stating HQC’s background and goals for payment policy changes. (Read Full Letter Here)

September 15, 2010 - submitted statement to CMS for the listening session regarding confidential feedback reports and implementation of a value-based payment modifier for physicians. (Read Full Letter Here)

August 23, 2010 – Declaration of interest to CMS on behalf of HQC regarding Medicare’s proposed rule on Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and other 2011 revisions. (Read Full Letter Here)

April 29, 2010 – Thank you letter to Congressional Quality Coalition for their efforts to include value provisions and adjustments to the geographic practice cost index in the final health reform bill. (Read Full Letter Here)

April 29, 2010 – Thank you letter to Senator Jeff Bingaman for including value provisions and adjustments in final health reform bill. (Read Full Article Here)

February 24, 2010 – Roll call letter to Congress encouraging stakeholders to pass legislation that improves quality, affordable health care in the United States. (Read Full Letter Here)

February 10, 2010 – Letter to President Obama applauding his support for health care reform.(Read Full Letter Here)

January 12, 2010 - Follow-up Letter  to Senators Bingaman, Cantwell, Conrad, Dorgan, Feingold, Franken, Harkin, Johnson, Klobuchar, Kohl, Merkley, Murray, Nelson and Wyden. (Read Full Letter Here)

January 7, 2010 - Letter to Senators Bingaman, Cantwell, Conrad, Dorgan, Feingold, Franken, Harkin, Johnson, Klobuchar, Kohl, Merkley, Murray, Nelson and Wyden. (Read Full Letter Here)

2009

December 11, 2009 - Congressional Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Hoyer. (Read Full Letter Here)

December 4, 2009 - Letter to Senator Feingold (WI). (Read Full Letter Here)

November 13,  2009 - HQC Thank You Letter to Senators Baucus, Grassley, and Harkin; Congressmen Kind, Braley, and Voinovich. (Read Full Letter Here)

November 2, 2009 - HQC Letter to Senator Grassley (IA). (Read Full Letter Here)

September 29, 2009 - Senator Klobuchar (MN) and Cantwell Thank You. (Read Full Letter Here)

September 17, 2009 – Value Index Letter. (Read Full Letter Here)

September 15, 2009 – Letter to Senate Finance Committee on the importance of value-based care. (Read Full Letter Here)

July 22, 2009 – Roll Call Ad (Pay for Value). (Read Full Letter Here)

July 20, 2009 – Letter to Congressman Ron Kind (WI) on the importance of value-based care. (Read Full Letter Here)

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