Alternative Payment Models

Too Much, Too Fast: Providers Push Back on CMS’ Final RO Model

October 30th 2020, 4:00am


A discussion of the final Radiation Oncology Model; after this article went to press, CMS announced a delay until July 2021, reflecting concerns of radiation oncologists.

Three Ways COVID-19 Makes the Oncology Care First Model More Attractive

October 29th 2020, 4:00am


COVID-19 has delayed the transition to Oncology Care First, but the forthcoming model could help.

NAACOS Continues Pushing Forward on the Transition to Value-Based Care

September 21st 2020, 3:30pm


Allison Brennan, MPP, discusses legislation that would affect accountable care organizations (ACOs), the impact coronavirus disease 2019 had on ACOs, and the fall National Association of ACOs meeting.

Innovative Payment to Scale Up Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

July 16th 2020, 5:00pm


Bundled payments offer promise as a supplement to existing payment models to promote scaling up of opioid use disorder treatment using buprenorphine.

Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Create New Opportunities for the Adoption of APMs and Be a Catalyst for the Movement From Volume to Value?

June 12th 2020, 6:00pm


Aaron Lyss on What the Next Oncology Payment Model Should Include

June 11th 2020, 5:00pm


Benchmarking, accountability, bilateralism, and scalability are the 4 parameters critical to successful alternative payment models in oncology, said Aaron Lyss, MBA, director of strategy and business development at Tennessee Oncology.

OCM, Other APM Timelines Extended Due to COVID-19

June 3rd 2020, 9:26pm


CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the update today in a blog post in Health Affairs.

Dr Michael Diaz Outlines Important Lessons Learned From the OCM

April 15th 2020, 5:00pm


Networking with other practices, sharing ideas, and getting physicians involved in the process can aid community practices moving to alternative payment models (APMs), said Michael Diaz, MD, president of Community Oncology Alliance.

The Patient-Driven Payment Model: Addressing Perverse Incentives, Creating New Ones

March 30th 2020, 5:00pm


The Patient-Driven Payment Model addresses perverse incentives in Medicare’s previous payment system for skilled nursing facilities, but it includes new incentives that may be problematic.

Learning From the Oncology Care Model to Move APMs Forward

March 4th 2020, 2:30am


Implementing alternative payment models in oncology is a complicated process. The models are not perfect, especially the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Oncology Care Model (OCM), although several panelists saw improvements in the proposed successor model, Oncology Care First (OCF).