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Alternative Payment Models

Alternative payment models are becoming more advanced as the government drives to accelerate generated savings. Track and stay ahead of this evolution to identify strategic partnerships and measure results.

Webinar: Tying Payment to Value: Lessons Learned from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract

By the end of 2016, HHS plans to make 30% of fee-for-service payments through alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments, and tie 85% of all fee-for-service payments to quality or value. This places increasing urgency on healthcare organizations to make a fundamental shift in their approach to care delivery.

Podcast: The Time is Now for ACOs

With something as complex and as political as shared savings models in healthcare, there will always be push-back. But according to Avalere’s Josh Seidman, now is a unique opportunity for ACOs to finally succeed. Josh explains that the current healthcare infrastructure makes ACOs attainable thanks to recent changes, including increased electronic health record use, more provider comfort with comparative performance reporting, enhanced centrality of patient engagement and new incentives that reward accountability and value.

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