Providers that take part in alternative payment models are more likely to use population health strategies to address the COVID-19 pandemic than non-participants, according to a survey by consultancy and group purchasing organization Premier Inc. on Wednesday.
More than 80% of APM participants use care management support to deal with COVID-19 patients compared to just half of providers that aren't in APMs. And about half of providers in APMs use triage call centers and remote monitoring, while less than a third of non-participants do.
APM providers are significantly more likely to "use population health data to manage and predict cases," according to Premier Inc. They're also more than twice as likely to use claims data to monitor non-acute care relative to providers that don't participate in APMs.
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