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Alternative Payments

New! CMS recently announced a proposed rule "Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model." The AAMC hosted a webinar discussing the major provisions of the proposed rule. The recording and slides can be found here.

The AAMC Alternative Payments (AP) Unit was formed in 2012, when the AAMC became a facilitator convener in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. Since then, the AP Unit has worked to support the abilities of academic medical centers (AMCs) to adapt and thrive under alternative models of payment, as measured by the AMCs’ success in managing cost and improving quality. As part of this effort, the AP Unit offers learning collaboratives that provide advocacy support, data and policy analyses, project management services, and facilitated webinars, conference calls, and small-group learning for member AMCs.

The AP Unit currently offers targeted support for AMC members in three bundled payment programs: