APG Defends Direct Contracting Amid Concerns With The Model

By Michelle M. Stein / January 19, 2022 at 1:04 PM
America’s Physician Groups says one of its priorities for 2022 is supporting the direct contracting demonstration, and it recently wrote to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to defend the increasingly controversial program. APG notes in its Jan. 10 letter that a House letter spearheaded by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and an opinion piece in The Hill asked the administration to roll back the demonstration to protect traditional Medicare. APG says, “We strongly disagree with this...

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