The Evolution of Alternative Payment Models
Kelly Cronin – Director, Office of Care Transformation, Office of National Coordinator of Health Information Technology
The evolution of health Information Technology capabilities and data infrastructure will be necessary for scaling alternative payment models. This session will provide an overview of the future health Information Technology needs, the role of MACRA and near-term opportunities for providers and vendors.
Medicare Payment Reform
30% Alternative Payment Models ahead of schedule in 2016 – 1 year early.
CMS will continue to test new models.
Advanced Primary Care
MIPS – Merit-based Incentive Payment System
APMs – Advanced Alternative Payment Models
Most clinicians will be subject to MIPS
MIPS: 4 Performance Categories.
Clinical Practice Improvements
Advancing Care Information
All merge in to MIPS Composite Performance Score (CPS)
Payment = 50% Quality, 25% Advancing Care Information, 15% Clinical Practice Improvements, 10% cost
5% Lump sum bonus is separate from MIPS
Financial Rewards ar based on +/- 4% rising to +/-9%
Advanced APMs must use certified technology.
Payment based on Quality
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