Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva is an experienced medical professional who has served as the associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2012. Over the course of his career, he has held administrative positions and sat on internal committees for a range of health care organizations. From 2013 to 2014, Dr. Ramesh Sachdeva served the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) as a member of the executive committee.
Convened by the American Medical Association, the PCPI is dedicated to fostering improvements in patient health and safety by promoting progress in measurement science, clinical registries, and the general quality of health care. PCPI is also actively involved with government regulatory issues such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Signed into law by President Barak Obama on April 16, 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) received the full support of PCPI and its member organizations. MACRA significantly changed the ways in which Medicare pays for beneficiary care by creating a new framework for rewarding exceptional health care providers and combining multiple existing quality-reporting methodologies into a single cohesive program. MACRA also put an end to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare payments, which had significantly decreased Medicare’s base payment rate for key medical services.
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DR. RAMESH SACHDEVA - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS EXECUTIVE LEADER