Submitted by stefanie on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 17:31
Practice Finances & Operations

We are acutely aware of the stress that the COVID-19 pandemic response has put on primary care practices across the country. Primary care is largely still paid on a fee-for-service basis, and reduced visit volumes mean meaningful cuts to revenue at precisely the wrong time. While our work to achieve savings is predicated on diversifying your revenue streams, we realize that work takes time to pay off. Aledade is working diligently to advocate at the national level and provide helpful guidance to practices on how to navigate the impact to practice operations. We hope that this page provides helpful resources for practices during this time.

Advocacy for Primary Care

Primary Care Marshall Plan

Primary care practices across the country need our support right now. Public and private payers can start with accelerated payments across all payers, and a commitment to keep moving away from fee-for-service. Read the new Primary Care Marshall Plan, from Aledade CEO Farzad Mostashari and others.

Accelerate CPC+ Payments

This past weekend, CMS announced accelerated fee for service payments for Medicare. For the many practices that are already moving beyond fee for service and are in CPC+, we are calling on CMMI to accelerate CPC+ payments as well. Click here to read the letter

Stabilizing Provider Revenue During COVID-19

Aledade and other organizations are urging the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to immediately begin making periodic interim payments to healthcare providers to help stem the tide of financial difficulties for practices during COVID-19. Click here to read the letter

Disclaimer: Aledade endeavors to provide the most recent, actionable information pertaining to the quickly evolving state of emergency around COVID-19. Aledade regularly reviews a variety of publicly available health sources and updates its materials accordingly. Because data, regulations, and official pronouncements around COVID-19 change so frequently, however, some information contained herein may become outdated before we get the chance to update it. For the very latest on COVID-19, please continue to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and your state or local public health departments.