Congress should focus on advancing value-based care by investing in proper infrastructure, incentivizing patient engagement, and supporting continuous telehealth coverage, according to the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).
The organization sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing appreciation for their efforts to support healthcare providers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the letter urged leaders to improve the Medicare program to help boost value-based care delivery.
Medicare reimbursement cuts, workforce shortages, and inflation have led to consistent burdens for providers and patients, AMGA said. These conditions make it difficult for providers to transition to value-based care. Thus, Congress should establish a more sustainable Medicare payment system.