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C-P Alliance's ACO Discussion Forum took place on January 12, 2015. See the agenda, speaker slides, and view a recoding of the event here.

December 2014

C-P Alliance Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Analysis Medicare physician quality and payment programs make steady progress toward value purchasing.

C-P Alliance Hospital Final Rule Analysis Medicare inpatient programs outperform ambulatory programs in advancing value purchasing.    

C-P Alliance Patient Safety Success! Consumer and purchaser engagement results in public reporting of adverse patient safety outcomes, known as Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs). 

September 2, 2014
25 Organizations Weigh in on Proposed Changes to Medicare Programs
The Consumer-Purchaser Alliance submitted comments to CMS on 2015 proposed rules for physician and hospital quality and payment program. 
July 21, 2014
Consumers and Purchasers Oppose Meaningful Use Delay
In response to the CMS proposed rule to delay implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 3 by one year and make other changes to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, CP Alliance urged CMS and ONC to maintain the current schedule
June 30, 2014
Consumers and Purchasers Advocate for Continued Alignment and Advancement across Hospital Inpatient Programs
26 consumer, labor and employer organizations signed on to support C-P Alliance’s comments to CMS on the FY 2015 proposed rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System.

How the Health Law is Using Medicare to Improve Hospital Quality

The C-P Alliance continues to play an instumental role in improving hospital public reporting and quality.  

Modern Health Care: Open Payments Database

C-P Alliance Co-Chair, Bill Kramer, comments on the potential of the Open Payments Website to help identify improper payments.
USA Today: First Look at Medicare Data in 40 Years
C-P Alliance Co-Chair, Debra Ness, commends physician data release. 
MUCking Around for New Quality Measures        
CP Alliance Co-Chair, Bill Kramer,  discusses the Measure Application Partnership's review of the CMS annual Measures Under Consideration   2013 report with HealthLeaders Media.
Reducing Hospital Readmissions: It's About Improving Care
CP Alliance Co-Chairs, Debra Ness
and Bill Kramer, highlight the importance of Medicare's Readmission ReductionProgram in improving patient care.