Payments based on alternative payment models and value-based measures continue to play a larger role in health care reimbursement.

Almost 36 percent of health care payments involved APMs in 2018.  In addition, fee for service accounted for 39 percent of payments.

While these figures represent both represent increases over 2017, the rate at which they are growing has slowed.  With APMs, one of the challenges is that providers have yet to come to terms with downside risk, which is required under some models.  Medicare Advantage plans are especially advanced in adopting new approaches, with 53.6 percent of their payments tied to APMs.

Learn more about the degree to which alternative payments are being adopted in the health care world and what the obstacles are to further increases in the Healthcare Dive article “1/3 of US payments used alternative models last year, but progress stagnant.”