Tell your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators to modernize the Stark Law by supporting the bipartisan Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 4206, S.2051).
This important legislation would remove barriers to physician practice participation in APMs. Specifically, it would provide the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the same authority to waive restrictions in the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute for physicians seeking to develop and operate APMs, as was provided to Accountable Care Organizations in the Affordable Care Act. It would allow physician practices to incentivize practitioners to provide high quality care while alternative payment models are under development and in operation.
Email your U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators:
DHPA has joined 24 organizations representing more than 500,000 physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients in supporting this important legislation. Congress needs to hear from our DHPA physician members who support modernizing the Stark Law.
Phone your Members of Congress:
Contact your Member’s office through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Please visit www.house.gov/htbin/findrep to locate your U.S. Representative. Please visit www.senate.gov/senators to find your U.S. Senators.
Sample Phone Script:
Hello, I am a constituent of [Representative or Senator]. I am calling to voice support for [H.R. 4206 or S. 2051], the Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017.
This bipartisan legislation promotes care coordination and will enable independent physicians like me to participate more fully in value-based payment models. [H.R. 4206 or S. 2051] is supported by 24 physician organizations representing more than 500,000 physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients.
Please cosponsor and support passage of the Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act. Thank you for your consideration.
Raise your voice on Twitter:
Increase access, quality and lower costs for #Medicare Patients. [Insert Twitter handle of your Rep. or Senator], support #HR4206, #S2501. #MACRA
Modernize #StarkLaw for independent physician success in #MACRA [Insert Twitter handle of your Rep. or Senator], support #HR4206, #S2501 for #Medicare patients.
Post a message of support on LinkedIn:
Sample LinkedIn Post:
Modernizing the #StarkLaw to allow physicians in independent medical practices to participate more fully in Alternative Payment Models and other value-based payment arrangements is critical to increasing access, quality and cost-efficient care for #Medicare patients.
The U.S. Congress should pass the bipartisan Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017 (#HR4206, #S2051).
Learn more: www.dhpassociation.org/modernize-stark