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 often applies to three primary categories:

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

In the Quality Payment Program, there are several APM pathways:

Consult ASA developed resources to learn what you should know and how you may participate in APMs →