APMs

Alternative Payment Model (APM)

Alternative Payment Models (APMs) reward eligible clinicians and practices for taking on some risk related to their patients’ outcomes. An APM can apply to three primary buckets:

  • A specific clinical condition
  • A care episode
  • A patient population

In the Quality Payment Program, there are two pathways to participate in APMs:

To get a detailed understanding of APMs and how you may participate, view the MACRA Modules. You can also find CMS Resources here and ASA FAQs here for all things MACRA.