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. Changes on the Way for CMS’ Bundled Payment Models<p>In August 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that, if implemented, would cancel several mandatory bundled payment models and make changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model. Here's a look at how the proposal would affect Pennsylvania physicians and hospitals.<br></p> 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> 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;#

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