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 the following Medicare alternative payment programs:
- Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in Medicare Shared Savings and other programs
- Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced
- Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)
- Kidney Care First (KCF)
- Primary Care First (PCF)
- Oncology Care Model (OCM)
To read more about more about the work our members are doing in Value Based Care, please visit our Examples in Practice series.
For questions regarding BPCI Advanced, or on any of the other ways AAMC is supporting AMCs and health systems in Alternative Payments, please email the AAMC Alternative Payment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.