AAFP furthers support of alternative payment models
In general, the U.S. health care system has been encouraging a movement toward a value-base payment system.
In order to continue its work toward its goal, the AAFP is currently reviewing a draft white paper that the Primary Care Payment Model Work Group released. The Primary Care Payment Model Work Group is a branch of the HHS' Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCP-LAN).
The authors of the white paper wrote that primary care payment models need to rely on seven principles that should act as one when they are activated.
Those seven principles are:
“Support the effective delivery of high-value primary care for all patients; enable primary care to focus on work that benefits patients; encourage collaboration between primary care and other health care professionals; use performance measures that promote the achievement of patient-centered outcomes; facilitate integration with behavioral health and linkages to community services; support efforts to make caregivers and patients partners in health care delivery; and rely on the collaboration of payers and primary care teams for success.”
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