Payment and system reform
• What is an ACO?
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
Earlier this spring, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act was signed into law, repealing the sustainable growth rate and reforming Medicare payments to physicians. AAFP created a Medicare payment reform page, where resources will be posted as they become available and MACRA is implemented. For now, you can read more about the law and get answers to some frequently asked questions.
> View AAFP’s MACRA resources
Payment reform: Trading volume for value
Remember when health care reform was all about slowly transforming care delivery to address rising costs? Welcome to the new reality, where deficit reduction is the first order of business. Can we solve the country’s health care cost crisis by aligning payment incentives with desired outcomes in a new era of austerity?
> Read the cover story from Texas Family Physician, Vol. 62 No. 4 | Fall 2011
Does your practice measure up?
With payment reform on the horizon, continuous quality improvement in the family doctor’s office is more than just checking boxes. TFP talks with a group of Austin doctors and a Kansas physician that are rising stars in value-based medicine.
> Read this spring 2014 Texas Family Physician article
TAFP health insurance marketplace toolkit
As patients come to you with questions about Texas’ federally-facilitated health insurance marketplace, the toolkit includes resources and information for you.
> Health insurance marketplace toolkit
TAFP Payment Reform Summit
Lead or Be Led: How to Thrive in the Evolving Health Care Delivery System
Whether payment reform is based on the patient-centered medical home, bundled payment, accountable care, or a proposal yet to be imagined, physicians will play an integral role in its delivery and success. On Oct. 1, 2011, TAFP’s Payment Reform Summit brought together top experts from around the country to share their experiences in different payment models. View the videos below to learn their reform proposals and how to prepare your practice.
> Opening Remarks: What Am I Doing Here and Why Should I Care?
> The Market-Based Imperative to Transform Medical Practice
> What Employers Really Want and Are Willing to Pay For
> Family Medicine’s Time to Lead
> The Village Health Experience: High Quality, Cost-Effective Care Equals Patient & Payer Value
AAFP explains health care reform
This AAFP News Now Series deciphers and explains key provisions of the health care reform law that affect primary care physicians through a series of articles, each focusing on a single aspect of the law. Topics include how health care reform will change paperwork filing, how it will increase the role of community health centers, and how it ignores the issue of medical malpractice.
> Health Care Reform: Connecting the Dots