PRESS RELEASE Alexandria, Va., 3 February, 2015 —The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is pleased that President Obama has included $5 million in his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget to help create electronic standards that will allow providers to send secure patient data between different it systems. The next declaration is from AMCP CEO Edith A . Rosato, RPh, IOM: AMCP has lengthy supported health IT interoperability efforts like this one — under the Obama Administration’s Accuracy Medicine Initiative — and will continue to advocate for greater funding in this area even.

Herb Kuhn, director of the CMS Center for Medicare Management, said, ‘To throw additional money into this old system is not the right answer. We have to work to locate a better and more appropriate way to pay out together.’ Kuhn said doctor reimbursements should be based on the standard of care provided instead of on the number of office appointments held . Medicare spokesperson Peter Ashkenaz said, ‘We believe that the system itself is broken and that we must not be sending money right into a bad system; we should fix it’ . Senate Finance Committee Seat Chuck Grassley offers said payment increases ought to be linked to reforms that reward quality care. AMA can be working with Medicare to design measurements of quality. Related StoriesCost of radiation therapy varies broadly among Medicare sufferers with cancerACA launches nationwide effort to eliminate anti-competitive provision of Medicare lawMedicare individuals in rural configurations have lower rates of post-discharge follow-up careAMA Response AMA table member William Hazel said, ‘It is probably fantasy to think that we will be able to create an excellent program in the next 30 days that is going to solve Medicare’s issue.