LAN Releases Report on Progress of APM Adoption

On October 30, 2017 the Learning & Action Network (LAN) released a report showing that 29% of total U.S. health care payments were tied to alternative payment models (APMs) in 2016 compared to 23% in 2015, an increase of six percentage points.

The report was based on a survey collecting data from over 80 participants, accounting for nearly 245.4 million people, or 84%, of the covered U.S. population. Specifically, the LAN found:

  • 43% of health care dollars were tied to traditional FFS or other legacy payments not linked to quality
  • 28% of health care dollars were tied to pay-for-performance or care coordination fees
  • 29% of health care dollars were tied to shared savings, shared risk, bundled payments, or population-based payments

The report is available here.

The LAN, launched in March 2015 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, convenes the public, private, and non-profit sectors to drive adoption and alignment of APMs. The LAN has adopted the goal of tying 50% of U.S. health care payments to APMs by the end of 2018. For more information, go to


For more information on the CMS Quality Payment Program visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459,