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Medicare Physician Payment

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is actively working with Congress to identify and combat policies that could further administrative burdens on physicians and their practices in order to ensure that the ongoing implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is accomplished in a way that improves the delivery of medicine for patients.

The Future of Medicare Physician Payment

Federal Efforts

ACS Testimonies to Congress on Medicare Physician Payment

On May 8, 2019, Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, testified on behalf of the ACS before the Senate Finance Committee for its hearing entitled, " Medicare Physician Payment Reform After Two Years: Examining MACRA Implementation and the Road Ahead."

Read Dr. Opelka’s May 2019 testimony

On July 26, 2018, Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, testified on behalf of the ACS before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its hearing titled, “MACRA and MIPS: An Update on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System”

Read Dr. Opelka’s July 2018 testimony

On November 8, 2017, Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Quality and Health Policy, testified on behalf of the ACS before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for its hearing titled, ”MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-Based Care”

Read Dr. Opelka’s November 2017 testimony