Alternative Payment Models in Healthcare Are a Must

January 25, 2017

By FMR Gov. Michael O. Leavitt

As Congress and the Trump Administration move full-steam ahead on their health policy agenda, much remains uncertain. However, one trend that seems likely to continue is the transition toward value-based care, including the movement toward alternative payment models (APMs).

APMs are one of few broadly supported ideas for moving healthcare forward. Started under the Bush Administration, APMs are designed to move away from the perverse incentives inherent in the current fee-for-service system and toward patient-centered healthcare.

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