- CMS announced two more opportunities for clinicians interested in Advanced Alternative Payment Models.
- The aim is to increase the number of providers who will be eligible to receive a 5% payment incentive under the Quality Payment Program recently established by MACRA.
- CMS expects that 25% of clinicians will participate in APMs by the 2018 performance period and have the change to earn incentives.
CMS continued increasing the amount of opportunities for clinicians to participate in an Advanced APM after the MACRA final rule was released in October. More participation options were announced later that month. “These lists will continue to change and grow as more models are proposed and developed in partnership with the clinician community and with input from the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC),” the agency said.
PTAC, established earlier this year by MACRA, began accepting proposals for APMs earlier this month and there is no deadline for submitting proposals. At the National MACRA MIPS/APMS Summit, the committee outlined the criteria that must be met in order for it to include a proposal in its recommendations to the HHS Secretary.
APM options currently available for 2017 are:
- Comprehensive ESRD Care Model (Large Dialysis Organization (LDO) arrangement);
- Comprehensive ESRD Care Model (non-LDO two-sided risk arrangement);
- Medicare Shared Savings Program – Track 2;
- Medicare Shared Savings Program – Track 3;
- Next Generation ACO Model;
- Oncology Care Model (two-sided risk arrangement).