ACC President on Final Rule on Bundled Care Models for Cardiac Care

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WASHINGTON (Dec 20, 2016) -

American College of Cardiology President Richard Chazal, MD, FACC, made the following statement on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid final rule on bundled care models for cardiac care:

"As we move from volume-based care to value-based care, this new path for cardiologists to participate in Advanced Alternative Payment models under MACRA's Quality Payment Program is a challenging step. It is our sincere hope that the end result will be opportunities for coordinated care and improvement in quality, while also decreasing costs for patients with heart attack or who undergo bypass surgery," said American College of Cardiology President Richard Chazal, MD, FACC.

The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College 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


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