Premier and America’s Physician Groups sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recommending adjustments to alternative payment models (APMs) to provide relief and additional flexibility for those payment and delivery service models during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier recommended:
- Modifying the 2020 reconciliation process either through delay or potentially having no reconciliation in 2020 at all;
- Allowing APM participants to drop out of any program without financial penalty;
- Using multiple years to capture HCC scores for risk adjustment; and
- Converting quality measurement to pay for reporting, rather than performance.