IDG Contributor Network: How these three alternate payment models are driving healthcare IT

To pursue the Triple Aim – improve the patient experience of care, improve the health of populations, and reduce the per capita cost of health care – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has set a goal of tying 50% of Medicare fee-for-service payments to value through alternative payment models (APM) by 2018.

APMs seek to deliver better care at lower cost. APMs require providers, payers, and others in the healthcare system to make fundamental changes in their day-to-day operations that would improve quality and reduce the cost of healthcare. Through APMs, the HHS is pushing the healthcare sector toward a population health management (PHM) model.

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