Ama Policy

Moving to Alternative Payment Models H-450.931

Risk—Physicians Taking

1. As physician payment moves to pay-for-value, our American Medical Association will help physician practices with the following: (a) physician practices need support and guidance to optimize the quantity and content of physician work under alternative payment models; (b) address physicians’ concerns about the operational details of alternative payment models to improve their effectiveness; (c) to succeed in alternative payment models, physician practices need data and resources for data management and analysis; and (d) harmonize key components of alternative payment models across multiple payers, especially performance measures to help physician practices respond constructively.

2. Our AMA will, in partnership with other appropriate physician organizations, work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish an appropriate timetable for implementation of pay-for-value models that takes into account the physician community’s readiness to assume two-sided risk (up-side and down-side risk).

Policy Timeline

Res. 129, A-15 Reaffirmed: BOT Rep. 13, I-20