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Jeffrey Davis Director of Regulatory and External Affairs at ACEP

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  • On June 17, CMS published a blog entitled “Pathways for Specialty Care Coordination and Integration in Population-based Models” that includes insights on increasing access to coordinated and integrated specialty care. The blog describes four major findings: 1) Providing data on specialist performance and enhancing data sharing across practices would facilitate integration with primary care; 2) Episode-based payment models can be designed to align incentives between specialists and ACO initiatives; 3) Many ACOs and primary care practices recognize value in specialty care assuming primary responsibility for special populations and beneficiaries with specific conditions; and 4) Beneficiaries with complex conditions may benefit from specialists integrated into primary care delivery pathways.
  • On June 15, ACEP responded to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule—the major rule impacting Medicare payments for inpatient hospital services.
  • On June 15, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its June 2022 Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP, and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its June 2022 Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System.
  • On June 8, CMS released an agency-wide Strategic Plan White Paper and Agency Accomplishments fact sheet highlighting the key impacts and accomplishments over the past year.


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