Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Healthcare Payment Learning & Action Network
The MITRE Corporation
Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework White Paper – Refreshed 2017
This white paper from the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN) updates its framework for accelerating the transition in the health care system from a fee for service payment model to one that pays providers for quality care, improved health, and lower costs and its application to primary care teams. The original HCP-LAN Framework established a common nomenclature for defining, implementing, and sharing successful payment models and has been widely adopted across the healthcare ecosystem. The 2017 "refresh" makes changes to Framework subcategories, clarifies payment reform goals, and identifies ways to increase alternative payment model adoption among small, rural, and safety-net providers.