Advocacy Letters


  • NAACOS joins 200-plus stakeholders in asking Congress to align substance treatment privacy with HIPAA

  • NAACOS submits comments on ways to improve anti-kickback statute waivers for ACOs

  • Final NAACOS comments on the Proposed Pathways to Success Rule

  • Nine stakeholder groups urge CMS to ensure continued success of ACO program

  • Part 2 Partnership asks Congress to address privacy protections in final opioids bill

  • NAACOS supports FCC pilot to expand telehealth to low-income consumers and joins other groups in asking for changes

  • NAACOS submits comments on CMS proposals for 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program
    • Separately, NAACOS joined other health groups supporting wider reimbursement of telehealth and remote monitoring
  • NAACOS submits comments on ways to improve Stark Law waivers for ACOs

  • NAACOS responds to the Health Care Innovation Caucus’s request for information"

  • NAACOS submits comments in response to CMS’s Request for Information on Establishing a Healthcare Sector Innovation and Investment Workgroup

  • NAACOS supports coalition efforts to require sharing of Admissions, Transfer and Discharge information as a Condition of Participation in Medicare

  • NAACOS submits letter to CMS urging sharing of ADT information as a condition of participation in Medicare

  • NAACOS sends a letter to CMS urging the agency to release information as soon as possible on the 2019 MSSP application

  • NAACOS and others send a letter urging CMS to swiftly implement program to recognize and give credit for MA Advanced APM

  • NAACOS submits comments in response to CMS’s Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting models

  • NAACOS supports use of telehealth in opioid addiction treatment
  • NAACOS Continues to Support H.R. 3545 to Combat Opioid Addiction

  • NAACOS sends letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Opioid Crisis

  • NAACOS comments on NQF population health measures draft report

  • NAACOS submits comments to Ways & Means on MACRA Implementation

  • NAACOS sends letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Opioid Crisis

  • NAACOS and five other provider organizations send a letter to CMS requesting that ACOs meeting cost or quality criteria be able to remain in Track 1

  • NAACOS comments on Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances policy for ACOs

  • NAACOS letter to CMS identifies PY2016 MSSP calculation error affecting ACOs with previous savings and rebased benchmarks in 2016

    • CMS Response about PY2016 Calculations

  • NAACOS submits comments in response to HHS RFI on competition in the healthcare marketplace


  • NAACOS submits comments to CMS in response to final 2018 Quality Payment Program rule

  • NAACOS Submits Comments on Future Direction of the Innovation Center

  • NAACOS provides detailed recommendations to CMS on how to enhance program reports and files

  • NAACOS sends letter in support of cancellation of Episode Payment Model rule

  • NAACOS letter to CMS details concerns with complexity and lack of data on overlapping APMs

  • NAACOS submits comments to PTAC on the importance of protecting the goals of population health focused delivery models

  • NAACOS submits comments to CMS on proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule urging regulatory relief and other changes

  • NAACOS submits comments to CMS on 2018 Quality Payment Program proposals

  • NAACOS letter expresses concerns about delayed PY 2016 results, urges CMS action

  • NAACOS letter urges CMS to lessen repayment mechanism requirements for revenue-based Track 1+ ACOs

  • NAACOS submits comments to LAN on APM Framework White Paper Refresh

  • NAACOS letter to CMS urges immediate credit for MA APM participation to count towards MACRA Advanced APM bonuses

  • NAACOS signs on to letter supporting the Preventative Health Savings Act 

  • NAACOS letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on ACO improvements

  • NAACOS letter congratulates Secretary Price on his confirmation and offers ACO policy recommendations

  • NAACOS and others write letter to new Administration supporting the continued movement to value-based care

  • Improving ACOs in 2017: NAACOS Advocacy Agenda

  • NAACOS submits comments to CMS on MACRA Final Rule with Comment Period

  • NAACOS and others submit comments to CMS on developing Track 1+

  • NAACOS submits comments to CMS on proposed bundled payment rule

  • NAACOS submits comments on the proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 

  • NAACOS sends letter to CMS urging caution in implementing new bundled payment initiatives 

  • NAACOS comments to CMS on proposed MACRA regulation

  • NAACOS and ACO Community Send Letter to CMS Voicing Concerns about Overlap of Bundles and ACOs

  • NAACOS Letter Urges CMS to Include ACOs in CPC+

  • NAACOS comments on Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder proposed rule 

  • NAACOS and Other Prominent Organizations Submit Comments to CMS on Regional Benchmarking NPRM

  • NAACOS comments on HCPLAN Financial Benchmarking White Paper

  • NAACOS submits letter to CMS on draft quality measure development plan 

  • NAACOS Comments on Effects of Stark Law

  • NAACOS submits comments on the Senate Finance Committee's Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document

  • NAACOS comments on CMS proposed rule outlining changes to hospital and home health post-discharge processes 
  • NAACOS comments on CMS’ MACRA request for information

  • NAACOS Signs Comment Letter with Patient Quality of Life Coalition on CY2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 

  • NAACOS Comments on Phys Fee 2016 

  • NAACOS Comments on CCJR NPRM 

  • NAACOS letter to the Senate Finance Committee on ACOs positively impacting chronic care management

  • NAACOS Submits Comments on OIG Fraud and Abuse Waiver Proposed Rule
  • NAACOS releases comment letter to CMS on 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

  • NAACOS comments to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on the confidentiality of substance abuse treatment record.

  • NAACOS comments urge improvements to the availability and use of telehealth services


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