The federal government and private payers are changing the way they pay physicians and other health professionals by moving towards innovative models intended to improve quality and reduce costs. An AMA-RAND study investigates the real-world impact of these payment reforms on physician practices. The study findings are guiding the AMA’s efforts to improve alternative physician payment models and to help physician practices successfully adapt and succeed.
Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
Prepare for changes happening through the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act.
Access resources and information to understand Medicare payment and delivery reform under Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Learn how 7 potential alternative payment models (APMs) could help physicians in every specialty improve patient care, manage health care spending and qualify for APM annual bonus payments.
Is the Pay-for-Performance or the Bundled Payment Model Right for My Practice?
Many commercial payers are pursuing pay-for-performance and bundled or episode-based, contracts with physicians. Determining whether either fits your practice begins with understanding their contracts. Download the new contract tools and learn:
- What these payment models are
- Which model concepts and contract issues you need to know
- How you can evaluate these models’ risks and effectiveness