The America’s Physician Group (APG) recently launched a new initiative aimed at developing advanced alternative payment models (APMs). Dubbed “the Risk Evaluation Task Force,” its inception was a result of a learning collaborative looking to move volume to value.
There is no lack of interest in APMs in the physician world, but many contend Medicare fails to offer enough payment models that are clinically relative to their practice. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new advanced bundled payment model is the first new advanced APM that has drawn wide interest from providers–over 1,300 have signed up for a test-drive.
Check out this Hertel Report article for more information on the bundled payments model.
In a press release, APG President and CEO Don Crane said, “Data tells an important story—integrated, risk-bearing delivery systems outperform fragmented, fee-for-service systems in both cost and quality.”
But this story is more than that; it’s about providing access to high- quality, affordable healthcare services to all Americans. And our new Task Force provides members with the education and support they need to improve the nation’s healthcare system by putting providers on a budget and holding them accountable for patient outcomes.
The task force’s focus will be on:
- Educating and sharing best practices among APG members, and
- Advocacy aimed at key members of Congress and officials at the Department of Health and Human Services and CMS.
Check out FierceHealthcare’s article on the Task Force.
For the full press release, visit the APG’s site.