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Ms. Seema Verma, MPH
Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8011
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Submitted online via regulations.gov Re: CMS-1693-P – Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program
Dear Administrator Verma:
On behalf of more than 100,000 specialty physicians from 15 specialty and subspecialty societies, and dedicated to the development of sound federal health care policy that fosters patient access to the highest quality specialty care, the undersigned members of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”) write in response to proposals outlined in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and Year 3 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule.
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