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June 27, 2016
C-P Alliance Comments on the MACRA Proposed Rule
26 organizations sign on to C-P Alliance's comments on the MACRA proposed rule, which lays out the specifics program design elements of the new Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) physician payment tracks in Medicare, and how each will be implemented beginning in 2017. To read our specific recommendations, you can find the C-P Alliance comment letter here.  

April 15, 2016
C-P Alliance Submits Letter of Support to CMS on Hospital Quality Star Ratings
In an effort to push forward transparency, C-P Alliance strongly urges CMS to immediately release Hospital Quality Star Ratings.  Read our letter here

March 1, 2016
C-P Alliance Comments on CMS' Draft Measure Development Plan
21 organizations sign on to C-P Alliance's comments to CMS on the Measure Development Plan, which supports MIPS and APMs under MACRA.  For more information, the C-P Alliance comment letter is available here

February 9, 2016
C-P Alliance Webinar on CMS' Draft Measure Development Plan (MDP) 
C-P Alliance hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the MDP and share the consumer and purchaser perspective on addressing its challenges. Missed it or want to listen again? The slides and recording are available on our Forums page

November 17, 2015
C-P Alliance Comments on New Physician Payment Programs
In response to a request for information from CMS, C-P Alliance makes specific recommendations for the design and implementation of the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) tracks for physician payment in Medicare. Read our comments and suggestions here.

September 8, 2015
C-P Alliance Recommends Improvements to CMS Programs
C-P Alliance has offered suggestions to CMS about ways to improve its proposed Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model as well as the proposed changes to physician payment and accountability programs. Read the comments on CCJR here and on the Physician Fee Schedule here, and learn more about the programs here.

July 23, 2015
New Action Brief: Patient-Reported Outcomes
C-P Alliance experts Jennifer Eames Huff and David Hopkins explore how PROs add value to health care, barriers to developing and using these tools, and what consumers and purchasers can do. Read the Action Brief here.  

June 25, 2015
C-P Alliance's MACRA webinar featured an overview of the new physician payment law and a discussion of opportunities for consumers and purchasers to shape the implementation of the new quality and payment programs. The slides and event recoding are available on our Forums page.



AHIP-CMS Core Quality Measures Collaborative Unveils 7 Core Quality Measure Sets for Widespread Use
C-P Alliance co-chair organizations, Pacific Business Group on Health and National Partnership for Women and Families, applaud the Core Quality Measures Collaborative for its productive work to align quality measurement across public and private payers. This collaborative can serve as a model for future efforts to achieve multi-stakeholder consensus around measure sets. Read the press releases from PBGH and NPWF here and here.  

CJRR Case Study Cites C-P Alliance's Action Brief on the Role of Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Value-Based Purchasing
A new article on lessons learned from the California Joint Replacement Registry’s five-year effort to collect PROs supports the C-P Alliance argument that PROs are a critical component of high value care. 

Read our Action Brief on PROs here.    

C-P Alliance Honored by Inaugural Living the Vision Award
We are proud to have been recognized by The Leapfrog Group for our commitment to transparency and our work to ensure consumers and purchasers are represented and heard at the national level.

You can read more about the Living the Vision award here

C-P Alliance Leaders Promote Consumer and Purchaser Priorities in Public-Private Collaboration
Debra Ness and David Lansky, leaders from C-P Alliance partner organizations, have been selected for the Guiding Committee for the HHS-led Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network.

Missed the launch of the network? You can see Debra's comments on the multi-stakeholder panel and hear President Obama's comments here.

The Health Care Transformation Task Force Aims to Accelerate Trend Towards Value-Based Care
C-P Alliance co-chair organizations, Pacific Business Group on Health and National Partnership for Women & Families, to participate in a 28-member task force aimed at moving from volume to value.