HCPLAN Solicits Comments on Draft Population-Based Payment White Papers - McDermott+Consulting

HCPLAN Solicits Comments on Draft Population-Based Payment White Papers

The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCPLAN) is soliciting comments on two draft white papers drafted by their  Population-Based Payment (PBP) Workgroup. Comments are due on March 7, 2016.

 

The first draft white paper, Accelerating and Aligning Population-Based Payment Models: Patient Attribution, describes the method by which patient populations are assigned to providers who are accountable for total cost of care and quality outcomes for their designated populations in a PBP model.

 

The second draft white paper, Accelerating and Aligning Population-Based Payment Models: Financial Benchmarking, describes approaches for setting an initial benchmark and updates over time and also addresses risk adjustment considerations.

 

Last January, Secretary Burwell of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set an ambitious goal of tying 30 percent of Medicare fee-for-service payments to quality or value through alternative payment models by 2016 and 50 percent by 2018. To support these objectives, HHS established HCPLAN, a forum of public and private stakeholders to help advance the work being done across sectors to increase the adoption of value-based payments and alternative payment models (APMs).

 

Visit the HCPLAN website for more information.