November 9, 2015


  • LAN Learnings in November
  • Work Group Corner
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Listening Sessions
  • LAN Summit

Register now for “Population-Based Payments,” a LAN Learnings webinar November 10, 1:00-2:15 PM ET.

Population based approaches panel participant headshots

Since the last LAN webinar, the Guiding Committee continues to work at a rapid pace. During this webinar, Guiding Committee member Elizabeth Mitchell will share key updates about the two newest work groups as well as highlights from the October 26 LAN Summit. Elizabeth will also moderate a panel presenting an overview of population-based payment models. Robert McConville will share how Intermountain is working to align provider financial incentives, David Muhlestein of Leavitt Partners will discuss how different providers are using alternative payment models (APMs) with success, and Kerry Snyder and Allison Yudt from Populytics, Inc. will speak about managing multiple accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Alternative Payment Model Framework and Progress Tracking (APM FPT) Work Group

he APM FPT Work Group continues to collect comments on the APM Framework Draft White Paper, recently opened for public comment through November 20, 2015. Your comments will help to refine the final paper, which is targeted for release later this year. The Work Group is especially interested in examples and case studies you can provide to illustrate and test each category in the Framework. Feedback is welcome on the LAN collaboration portal (Handshake) or by email to

The Work Group is scheduled to meet November 12 to begin reviewing the comments received to date and to make progress on its second charge of developing an approach for measuring progress in APM adoption.

Population-Based Payment (PBP) Work Group

hank you to everyone for your nominations and referrals for this work group. The PBP Work Group has been established and the roster posted on the LAN website. A tremendous amount of thought and effort goes into selecting the right balance of candidates for each work group. Appointments are made based on diverse perspectives, expertise and geographical representation. Work groups are just one of the many ways to help shape LAN activities. Anyone may join work group affiliated communities on Handshake to provide input and feedback on work group products.

The PBP Work Group, co-led by Dana Gelb Safran and Glenn Steele, held its in-person kick-off meeting on November 5, 2015. The group’s charge is to identify elements of population-based payment models, which could accelerate the adoption of such models nationally, if aligned across public and private payers. Members organized work around two sprints, one on Patient Attribution and another on Financial Benchmarking. You can view the agenda on the LAN website. A summary of the meeting will be posted soon.

Clinical Episode Payment (CEP) Work Group Chair Appointed

The CEP Work Group has been established and the roster posted on the LAN website. The work group will hold its in-person kick-off meeting on November 16. Chaired by Lewis Sandy, the group is charged with identifying the important elements of clinical episode payment models, which if aligned across public and private payers, could accelerate the adoption of these models nationally. The group will discuss and confirm its initial areas of focus at the kick-off meeting.

Save these dates for upcoming webinars

December 2   2 – 3:15 PM ET
January 12 Time TBD
February 9 Time TBD
Stay tuned for topics and registration links.

APM Framework Draft White Paper Listening Sessions

The LAN APM FPT Work Group recently released an APM Framework Draft White Paper, which defines payment model categories and will be used to benchmark efforts to advance meaningful payment reform across the U.S. health system.

A webinar on the draft white paper for LAN participants representing consumers and patients is scheduled for Friday, November 13 from 10-11 ET. The input of consumers and patients is critical to ensure that this paper and subsequent LAN APM efforts support the care that matters to consumers and patients. During the call, Mark Smith, co-chair of the LAN Guiding Committee, will provide a brief update on the LAN and its activities to date, and APM work group member Jim Guest will present a short overview of the draft APM Framework paper and solicit your comments. Register here for the webinar on Consumer and Patient Perspectives.

A webinar for LAN participants from purchasers is scheduled for Friday, November 13 from 12-1 pm ET and will focus on the APM Framework Draft White Paper. During the call Anne Gauthier, LAN Project Leader, will provide a brief update on the LAN and its activities to date, Lisa Woods of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will present a short overview of the APM Framework Draft White Paper, and Kristof Stremikis from the Pacific Business Group on Health will solicit comments on the draft from the purchaser perspective. If you would like to participate, email Kristof at

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 LAN Summit that was held Monday, October 26. More than 450 individuals attended, and reviewers rated the event positively as both informative and engaging. Here are opportunities to get more information:


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Participants and speakers engaged in a lively conversation on Twitter during the Summit. To see selfies of our Colorado panelists along with quotes from Andy Slavitt’s speech, view the whole story on Storify.




From ‘LAN and MACRA’ to ‘APMs for Rural/Safety Net Populations’ to ‘Building a Patient-Centered Health System’ and much more, there was something for everyone at the Summit. If you weren’t able to attend, find the speaker presentations posted on the LAN Summit Website.

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To achieve the goal of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people, the U.S. health care system must substantially reform its payment structure to incentivize quality, health outcomes, and value over volume. The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) was established as a collaborative network of public and private stakeholders, including health plans, providers, patients, employers, consumers, states, federal agencies, and other partners within the health care community.