General Question for the Week of November 14, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What are advanced alternative payment models (advanced APMs)?

Answer:

An advanced APM is a payment approach designed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that meets statutory criteria, is developed in partnership with the clinician community, and provides added incentives to clinicians to provide high-quality and cost-efficient care. They can apply to a specific clinical condition, a care episode, or a population. Advanced APMs test new models of clinician payment and care delivery to Medicare beneficiaries.

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