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Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce Leaders Statement on Increased Flexibility for MACRA

September 09, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement regarding the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The announcement comes just days after the Members sent a letter to the Administration urging additional flexibility for all practitioners.

“We’re pleased to see the Administration is including our recommendations in its implementation of MACRA. By providing flexibility for doctors and other health care providers, we are helping ensure this historic law delivers the quality, value-based care Medicare beneficiaries deserve. We’re committed to continuing our work with each other, stakeholders, and the Administration so that doctors can prioritize patient care instead of focusing on burdensome paperwork.”