Alternative Payment Models

Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > Healthcare Transformation > Alternative Payment Models You Can Use:Topics:Healthcare Transformation:Alternative Payment ModelsNew payment methodologies have emerged as payers transition from fee-for-service to more value-based systems. PAMED keeps you informed on the latest news and timelines for these models to become more readily adopted. Launches the Pennsylvania Rural Health Initiative<p>CMS and the Pennsylvania Department of Health launched the Pennsylvania Rural Health Initiative on Jan. 12, 2017. The payment model is designed to improve access to care in rural areas and to ensure the financial sustainability of the state's rural hospitals.<br></p> Bundled Payment Models on the Way—What Does This Mean for Physicians?<p>On July 25, 2016, CMS announced its proposal for new Medicare bundled payment models. Find out more about how the models will work and what they might mean for Pennsylvania physicians and practices.<br></p> Improvements to Medicare Shared Savings Program Include Strengthening Performance Incentives for ACOs<p>CMS released a proposed rule on Jan. 28, 2016, to strengthen the performance measurements for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The proposed rule aims to improve long-term incentives for ACOs, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of ACOs nationwide. ​</p>Physicians;#