The LAN has launched an effort focused on providing operational guidance for implementing successful Category 3 and 4 Alternative Payment Models (LAN’s Refreshed APM Framework). This work, titled a Roadmap for Driving High Performance in Alternative Payment Models (APMs), will be an implementation guide that payers can use to work with providers, purchasers, consumers, and others to accelerate the creation and adoption of high-performing APMs by diffusing criteria that can be used to evaluate the success of APMs and sharing best practices from APMs that drive high performance. Click on an icon in the timeline to see more information.
The Roadmap for Driving High Performance in APMs is being developed by a multi-stakeholder Work Group comprised of experts with extensive experience in the design and implementation of APMs. The goal of the “APM Roadmap” initiative is to promote the adoption of high-performing value-based payment models by identifying APMs that meet meaningful goals related to cost and quality, ascertaining their most promising practices, and developing a guide for payers to create and implement high-performing APMs. Guided by a set of criteria linked to high performance in cost and quality measures identified by the Work Group, the LAN will reach out to successful APMs in the field to learn about best practices, how payers and providers within the models overcame challenges, and other contextual factors influencing success.
The APM Roadmap also aims to capture lessons learned from a spectrum of provider participants (i.e., those with differing levels of experience within a specific APM). Both lessons learned and identified best practices will be used to capture the work that needs to be done to operationalize a successful APM.
A group of payer representatives from national and regional health plans has been convened. This group, referred to as the Roadmap Implementation Group (the “RIG”), will contribute to the Roadmap by providing details from practical implementation experience and content that can be applied to the Roadmap. These payers will serve as a pilot group and will share information on APMs that meet the Work Group’s success criteria, provide perspectives that led to successful APM implementation, and establish connections to providers who are willing to discuss best practices and lessons learned.
The LAN website will highlight the Working Group’s milestones in the coming months, so stay tuned!
For questions about the APM Roadmap Initiative, please contact Jennifer Sulkin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
APM Roadmap Development Approach
The APM Roadmap initiative is collecting information from a diverse set of inputs to capture best practices of successful APMs and provider participants. These information sources and ways the information was and will be used are illustrated below in our development approach graphic. Click an area below and find out more!
These documents describe an alternative payment model (APM) framework that can be used to track progress on payment reform along a path that supports person-centered care.
CLINICAL EPISODE PAYMENT MODEL
These white papers provide high-level recommendations for designing clinical episode payment models. A clinical episode payment is a bundled payment for a set of services that occur over time and across settings.
AND SPECIALTY MODELS
Online resource banks which provide a one-stop-shop for all the information and resources needed to facilitate implementation for certain specialty models.
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These white papers four priority issues that are foundational for the success of population-based payment models.
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This paper offers principles and recommendations for implementing PCPMs that can help overcome the barriers to effective primary care tied to traditional fee-for-service payments based on the volume of services provided rather than the quality and value of care.
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