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Date(s) - Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Health care employers and purchasers


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN) to help advance the work being done across sectors to increase the adoption of alternative payment models (APMs). The LAN’s Alternative Payment Models Framework and Progress Tracking (APM FPT) Work Group recently released a draft APM Framework White Paper that defines payment model categories and will be used to benchmark efforts to advance meaningful payment reform across the U.S. health care system.

The APM Framework White Paper describes the approach that the APM FPT Work Group used to develop the proposed framework and to differentiate current payment model categories. The APM FPT Work Group is interested in hearing whether other organizations have implemented any of these payment models and if they can provide any examples of the payment models so that the Work Group may better illustrate them to the field. This feedback will be used to help refine the final product, which is targeted for release later this year.

Please join the APM FPT Work Group to discuss this document during a purchaser-focused webinar. During the call, Anne Gautier will provide a brief update on the LAN and its activities to date and Lisa Woods of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will present a short overview of the draft APM Framework White Paper. Then, Kristof Stremikis from the Pacific Business Group on Health will solicit listener comments on the draft.


  • Welcome and Opening Remarks – Anne Gauthier
  • APM Framework Overview – Lisa Woods
  • Discussion: Purchaser Perspectives – Kristof Stremikis
  • Closing Comments – Anne Gauthier

Event Recap

In the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Draft Framework Listening Session held on November 13, 2015, Lisa Woods from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. provided several reasons why the LAN is important to Wal-Mart as a health plan purchaser and employer. Ms. Woods, along with Kristof Stremikis from the Pacific Business Group on Health, encouraged listeners to think about how the APM categories contribute to the nation’s goal of adding value to the health system, and how the panel listeners’ organizations evaluate their own APMs for added value, quality, and ultimately, success. The panel addressed questions and comments such as whether or not the population-based payment category (Category 4) may truly be suitable for all patient cases, and if new provider care models, such as free standing birthing centers, retail clinics, and Web-based care, should be developed as an alternative to exisiting provider care models.



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