Communication Key for Transition to Alternative Payment Models

HealthPayerIntelligence, Vera Gruessner

When payers and providers move toward value-based care and alternative payment models, these stakeholders will need to open up a dialogue, said LUGPA’s Dr. Neal Shore. Along with health insurers, more and more providers are expected to transition to alternative payment models (APMs) especially due to MACRA’s Quality Payment Program. For example, urology group practices are likely to adopt advanced alternative payment models under the Quality Payment Program in future years since the trade organization LUGPA began collaborating with cloud-based technology vendor Integra Connect to design alternative payment models, according to a press release.