Collected federal agency guidance, ASA Monitor articles, and peer-reviewed journal literature on Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
Federal Agency Guidance
To get a detailed understanding of APMs and how you may participate, as well as federal guidance:
ASA Monitor Articles
Rescanning the Alternative Payment Model Horizon for Physician Anesthesiologists
David P. Martin, MD, PhD, FASA; Vanessa Salcedo, MPH; Sharon K. Merrick, MS, CCS-P. ASA Monitor June 2021, Vol. 85, 38–39.
APMs: Time to Scan the Horizon | ASA Monitor | American Society of Anesthesiologists (asahq.org)
Sharon K. Merrick, M.S., CCS-P. ASA Monitor August 2019, Vol. 83, 54–55.
Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of MACRA, MIPS and APMs: Essentials for Anesthesiologists | ASA Monitor | American Society of Anesthesiologists (asahq.org)
Karen B. Domino, M.D., M.P.H.; James M. Moore, M.D. ASA Monitor October 2017, Vol. 81, 8–11.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
• Summary: A systematic review of the effects of commercial insurance models that focuses on value-based payment models.
Milad MA, Murray RC, Navathe AS, Ryan AM. Value-Based Payment Models in the Commercial Insurance Sector: A Systematic Review. Health Affairs. 2022;(4):540-548. Accessed June 13, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01020
• Summary: MedPac Report chapter that is a quick read and contains private payer APM information.
MedPac. Streamlining CMS’s Portfolio of Alternative Payment Models. Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. Published online June 2021. Accessed June 13, 2022. https://www.medpac.gov/wp-content/uploads/import_data/scrape_files/docs/default-source/default-document-library/jun21_ch2_medpac_report_to_congress_sec.pdf
• Summary: An essential read for every anesthesiologist. This article outlines the different ways anesthesiologists are paid.
Gal JS, Vaidyanathan M, Morewood G. Anesthesiology payment methods: US perspective. International Anesthesiology Clinics. 2021;(4):37-46. doi:10.1097/AIA.0000000000000334
• Summary: An easy-to-read CMS webpage outlining value-based programs and the different kinds.
CMS’ Value-Based Programs. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Accessed June 13, 2022. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/Value-Based-Programs
• Summary: A review of current literature regarding the status of physician compensation models.
Slater BJ, Collings AT, Corvin C, Kandel JJ. Value-based surgery physician compensation model-review of the literature . Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Published online January 2022. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.01.009
• Summary: A study outlining anesthesia clinician performance during the first two years of MIPS program.
Gal JS, Morewood GH, Mueller JT, Popovich MT, Caridi JM, Neifert SN. Anesthesia provider performance in the first two years of merit-based incentive payment system: Shifts in reporting and predictors of receiving bonus payments. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. Published online February 2022:110582. doi:10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110582
This page is curated by the ASA Department of Economics and Practice Innovation and was last updated August 2022.