Date(s) - Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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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 FPT Work Group is very interested in comments on the draft White Paper from both provider organizations and on-the-ground clinicians to ensure their perspectives are incorporated. The Work Group sees this listening session as the first of a series of such sessions to understand and incorporate the needs and interests of these stakeholders into its work. Listener feedback will help refine the final product, which is targeted for release in January. During the call, a brief update on the LAN and its activities to date will be provided. Then, Paul Harkaway of Trinity Health and Shari Erickson of the American College of Physicians will present a short overview of the draft APM Framework paper. The floor will then be opened to solicit listener comments.
- Welcome and Opening remarks – Anne Gauthier
- LAN Overview – Anne Gauthier
- APM Framework Overview – Shari Erickson
- Facilitated Discussion and Wrap-Up – Paul Harkaway
- Closing Remarks – Anne Gauthier
The Alternative Payment Model Framework and Progress Tracking (APM FPT) Work Group hosted a webinar on December 16, 2015, to garner health care providers’ perspectives on the draft APM Framework White Paper. Paul Harkaway from Trinity Health, along with Shari Erickson from the American College of Physicians, described the APM Framework White Paper to listeners, and Grischa Metlay from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH) highlighted comments received to date on the draft APM Framework White Paper. The panel discussed provider concerns with the proposed APM categories, how the Draft APM Framework aligns with current Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and Medicare Advantage programs and initiatives, and also how the Draft APM White Paper can be further refined to include other non-fee-for-service provider payment structures such as primary risk-adjusted capitation.