HCP-LAN QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER | APRIL 11, 2019
Now Up and Running:
Since 2015, the LAN has worked to accelerate the adoption of alternative payment models (APMs) across the health care landscape by creating and sharing an extensive portfolio of foundational learning resources for APM design. As a capstone to this work the LAN has developed the
On April 3, the LAN released the Roadmap, with the mission of helping facilitate payers’ efforts in designing, implementing, and expanding APMs. The information presented in the Roadmap emerged from direct conversations with both payers and providers about their experiences shifting from fee-for-service to person-centered care. This information will help stakeholders better navigate the challenges—and opportunities—inherent in APM implementation. This interactive, web-based tool contains promising practices and key characteristics of high-performing APMs to help move the field from fee-for-service to value-based payments, all presented through a robust, intuitive web experience.
The Roadmap is not only for payers and providers, but also for consumers, patients, purchasers, and policymakers who will find value in its real-world perspectives. We look forward to hearing how the Roadmap helps accelerate your journey toward payment transformation; your feedback can be sent via firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models aims to increase the confidence and ability of health care organizations to shift into new and more advanced payment models that can have a bigger impact on care and cost and to take advantage of the growing experience with APMs.”
Dr. Mark McClellan,
“The Roadmap is not an academic, case-controlled, randomized study. This is an effort to gather knowledge from real-world participants who’ve had some real-world success and look at the factors that have contributed to that success.”
Dr. Mark Smith,
Take a Tour of the Roadmap via the Tutorial Video!
Are you wondering how to get started using the Roadmap? We’ve created a convenient video tutorial that explains the tool’s content and functionality, along with how to maximize your experience using the module. You can find the tutorial at the beginning of the Roadmap, or simply click here to jump straight to it.
Also, be sure to check the Roadmap website for additional resources, including a recording of the Roadmap Launch Webinar which was held on April 3. This webinar features Dr. Mark McClellan from Duke University and the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Dr. Mark Smith from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Francisco, Thomas Buckingham from Allevant Solutions and Select Medical, Dr. Angelo Sinopoli from Prisma Health and Care Coordination Institute, and Alicia Berkemeyer from Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield.
“Trial and Error is a horrible method for learning because you have to make all of your mistakes first. In this case… you can pick up this tool and see what we’ve determined are the forty promising practices to successful APMs.”
The APM Roadmap is Featured in Health Affairs!
On April 3, Health Affairs released a blog post written by Drs. Mark McClellan and Mark Smith, and Thomas Buckingham detailing the interactive tool and how it will influence payment reform.
“There is significant education and discussion happening in the provider community now around the value of APMs, and physicians are eager to engage. There needs to be greater acceleration in models that pay for quality and outcomes, and the Roadmap is a tool for supporting that effort.”
It’s only been out for a week, but the APM Roadmap has already generated buzz across the health care landscape. Catch up on what some of the leading health care payment publications and thought leaders had to say:
New Online Tool Helps Providers, Payers with APM Implementation
New digital tool offers payers a road map to alternative payment models
Roadmap Launches to Assist Healthcare Stakeholders in Implementing Successful APMs
New interactive tool offers roadmap for using alternative payment models – Becker’s Hospital Review
HCP LAN Launches Landmark APM Roadmap Tool – Cision Distribution by PR Newswire
“The forty promising practices reflected in the Roadmap are spot on, and will offer valuable information to all markets, regardless of their unique characteristics.”
2019 LAN Measurement Effort Update
Preparations for the fourth year of the LAN Measurement Effort are underway! Based on last year’s responses, the LAN has made additional refinements and clarifications to survey questions, and it continues to work in partnership with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) to field the survey. Recruitment of individual plans will begin shortly and plans will be able to respond to the survey during the summer, as they did last year. If you are interested in learning more about participating in the 2019 LAN Measurement Effort, please contact Joe Reategui (email@example.com) and Andréa Caballero (firstname.lastname@example.org).