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WASHINGTON (Aug 15, 2017) -
American College of Cardiology President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, made the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's proposed rule to cancel the episode payment models (EPMs):
"The American College of Cardiology will continue to work with CMS on opportunities for clinicians to participate meaningfully in Advanced Alternative Payment Models," said ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC. "As we move from volume-based care to value-based care, the path forward is challenging and we must work together to find solutions."
The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.