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Key Issues in Choosing and Developing Your Alternative Payment Model

9:30am - 10:30am Monday, March 5
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Delfino 4002


Spurred by the creation of the federal Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, the newest innovation in value-based care is the development of physician-focused alternative payment models (APMs). Until now, most APMs have emphasized improvements in hospital care, but physicians are advancing inventive APM approaches to support more accurate diagnosis and treatment plans for patients before complications in their conditions require emergency visits or hospitalizations. These APMs are also utilizing innovative and interoperable health IT solutions to facilitate collaborative care. This session will describe real-world examples of APM proposals designed to help patients better manage chronic diseases and prevent exacerbations, enhance the speed and precision of diagnoses for symptoms or conditions, and improve the process of selecting initial treatment plans. It will also discuss how practices can choose APMs that will support their efforts to improve patient outcomes while lowering health care spending.
This session is part of a special program called Business of Healthcare Symposium: Going from Good to Great in a Value-Based World. Extra fees and separate registration is required.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify components of physician-focused alternative payment models that can support practice efforts to improve quality and lower costs
  • Assess how physicians are solving key challenges in the design of new alternative payment models, such as risk stratification and lack of data
  • Explain how practices can choose alternative payment models that will help them improve patient outcomes


Assistant Director, Federal Affairs,
American Medical Association


Government or Public Policy Professional
Healthcare Financial Professionals