FutureFocus October 3, 2018: Six Ways PAC Providers Can Partner With Physicians Under Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

Lisa Remington

In this week’s FutureFocus, we discuss the impact of alternative payment models (APMs). To mitigate risk under APMs, PAC partnerships will be key. Under the new physician reimbursement model MACRA, APMs are providing greater financial incentives, and moving payment models into more risk-bearing arrangements. We explain in layman’s terms, MACRA, MIPS, APMs, and new partnership strategies for PAC providers.  

Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group

By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group and Publisher, The Remington Report

Through a variety of initiatives and programs that change how heath care is delivered and physicians are paid, CMS is driving health care toward the goals of improving quality and reducing costs.

MACRA ties all Medicare Part B provider payments to quality and encourages physicians to pursue alternative payment models (APMs). MACRA’s favorable focus on APMs supports continued increase and diversity of these innovation models. MACRA has the potential to transform the health care payment landscape beyond Medicare. To mitigate risk under APMs, strategic partnerships with PAC providers will be key.