NAACOS Responds to Senate HELP Committee's Request for Recommendations for Lowering Healthcare Costs

March 1, 2019

SAP Partners

In response to a request for recommendations to help address rising drug costs, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) has submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

In response to a request for recommendations to help address rising drug costs, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) has submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. They recommend that Congress continue to ensure that the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP remains strong and encourages robust participation, explaining that Medicare ACO programs like MSSP are the largest value-based payment models in the country and an essential tool in moving toward a value-based healthcare system.

NAACOS also recommended that Congress consider amendments to 42. C.F.R. Part 2, which requires patients to submit written consent prior to the disclosure of their substance use treatment records. According to NAACOS, these requirements are often challenging and they limit whole-person integrated care and care coordination. Read all the comments.