Are You Advanced?

CMS released a table of Alternative Payment Models for 2018 that highlights which alternative payment models (APMs) qualify as Advanced APMs this year.  Wow, I am so excited.  It’s almost like the feeling you would get if the Publisher’s Clearing House people came to your house.  Before anyone gets too ecstatic, though, you first need to know the rules:

The document lists three criteria an APM must meet to be designated an Advanced APM. First, it must require participants to use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). Second, it must rely on quality measures comparable to those used under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as the basis for providing payments.  Third, it must either “be a Medical Home Model expanded under CMS Innovation Center authority” or require participating entities to assume a greater degree of financial risk.

Got it?  Good.  Now here is the list 38 APMs, 10 of which qualify as Advanced APMs, including the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model:

Okay, so are you a winner?  Are you “Advanced”?  I know I am. Hooray!!!!

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  3 comments for “Are You Advanced?

  1. Pat
    February 10, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Funny, since being “a Medical Home Model expanded under CMS Innovation Center authority” would subject you to a greater degree of financial risk anyway.

  2. Shane Purcell, MD
    February 10, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Here dogy dogy…get the stick…get the stick. Good boy. That’s a god boy. Here’s your treat.

    • Perry
      February 10, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      Whoppps doggie went over the cliff..,

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