University of Michigan
Advancing Palliative Care in Alternative Payment Models
Alternative Payment Models (APMs) provide significant financial incentives for providers to improve care quality and control cost, through innovation and investment in high value services like palliative care. As a result, palliative care teams have substantial opportunities both to participate in palliative care-specific APMs, as well as to consult, collaborate and/or contract with health systems and provider organizations participating in other APMs The specific goals of this project are to: 1) develop and disseminate an Alternative Payment Model for palliative care providers; 2) promote palliative care within other emerging APMs; and 3) pursue evaluation and sustainability strategies for palliative care provider participation in APMs. Activities to achieve these goals will be coordinated with existing national stakeholder organizations, and supported by local mentorship and national collaborators.