Ultimately, Dr. Huston believes the ACR’s front-end work on developing the rheumatology-specific MVP will help rheumatologists succeed with the new model.
Dr. Harvey encouraged rheumatologists to share feedback on the MVP and, once it is implemented, how it works for practices. These comments can help the ACR advocate with the CMS for improvements.
“New payment models are often big sea changes,” he said. “I’m relieved that this is a more incremental change. The [ability to] step in and test drive is really important for us.”
Vanessa Caceres is a medical writer in Bradenton, Fla.