Tag Archives: Alternative Payment Models

As MACRA Implementation Proceeds, Changes Are Needed

MACRA threatens to push many providers out of fee-for-service before they have a safe place to land. Policy makers should consider both making the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System less onerous and greatly accelerating the development and implementation of viable alternative payment models.

April 21, 2017

Innovation In Serious Illness Care Payment: Progress To Date And Opportunities For The New Administration

Discern Health recently developed a framework of principles for payment models to promote the delivery of community-based, comprehensive, high-quality, affordable serious illness care. Here are some key opportunities for policymakers to continue progress toward high-value care for the seriously ill.

March 8, 2017

Obstacles On The Road To Risk

A recent survey of American Medical Group Association members showed that health systems across the nation still see the destination called value as a distant sign still ahead of us.

February 15, 2017

How Can We Increase The Use Of Palliative Care In Medicare?

A community-based, interdisciplinary palliative care model that spans care settings is being evaluated in a CMMI demonstration project. It provides some early lessons on how alternative payment models for palliative care might be developed to increase its provision in Medicare.

February 13, 2017

What Is The ‘Relative Value’ Of An Infectious Disease Physician?

In the 2016 internal medicine fellowship match, in which residents were matched with subspecialty training programs, 35 percent of available ID training positions nationwide were left unfilled.

February 3, 2017

The Changing Payment Landscape Of Current CMS Payment Models Foreshadows Future Plans

To understand the bigger picture of how CMS is driving change, one must zoom out from the program-level and evaluate the tapestry of CMS models and initiatives in their entirety.

February 3, 2017

A Look Forward To Health Care In 2017: Top Five Trends

With an eagerness for change, health care is in flux, and difficult decisions will need to be made that will directly affect Americans both socially and economically.

February 1, 2017

The Payment Reform Landscape: Early Progress And The Need For Better Tools To Measure Impact

The release on October 25, 2016 of results from the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’s (LAN) data collection effort underscores the nationwide commitment to reform the way the public and private sectors pay for health care services.

January 6, 2017

Rewarding Provider Performance: Ten Years In

Ten years ago, the Institute of Medicine released a report reflecting the work of an IOM subcommittee that Robert Reischauer and I co-chaired. Ten years later, the country is further along this path, but we are still relatively early in the process.

December 6, 2016

The Health Care Payment Learning And Action Network: Supporting Effective Action On Alternative Payment Models

Key LAN participants explain that its framework is a guide for aligning payment with higher-value approaches to care, not a one-size–fits-all march to capitated payment. The authors discuss commentary on the framework by Robert Berenson and colleagues and elaborate on the LAN’s goals and activities.

October 25, 2016