Alternative Payment Models

The AAN has created two condition-based Alternative Payment Models (APMs) for neurology. Learn about the AAN-developed draft alternative payment models.

On January 27, 2015, Human and Health Services announced that it has set clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value. 

Adapt your practice and participate in new payment and delivery models that limit costs and improve quality of care. Incentives on top of traditional fee for service place more responsibility for cost of care and financial risk onto physicians. Test new models with both private and public payers.

Neurologists, especially those in solo or small practices, may benefit from integration. To learn more about options and steps to take, access the AMA Competing in the Marketplace resource (free AMA login required). 

Payment Models

Neurology Specific APMs

Learn about the two condition-based Alternative Payment Models that the AAN has created.

Bundled Payments

Understand how bundled payments, single payments for all services needed during a defined episode of care, can lower health costs.

Comprehensive and Global Payments

Learn what you need to consider about comprehensive/global payment, a single payment for all services needed by a patient during a specific period of time, to assure success of your practice

Shared Savings

Understand how some financial incentives allow providers to share savings they achieve if the actual total cost of care they provided is lower than targeted total cost of care.

Pay for Performance

Learn more about payments tied to physicians' performance on a defined set of quality measures. 

Delivery Models

Accountable Care Organizations

Understand main concepts related to accountable care organizations (ACOs), a new type of a health care delivery system.

Patient-centered Medical Homes

Learn how a neurologist can function as a medical home neighbor.

Episodes of Care

Use AAN-developed episodes of care as the foundation for episode payments and bundled payments.

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