Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other alternative payment models (APMs) continue to grow as health system reform continues under Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) as well as in the private sector. While participation will vary geographically and across organizations, pathologists can help ACOs and some of the other models achieve their goals through focusing on care coordination, quality improvement, and population management.
With the accelerated implementation of new payment models under MACRA, coupled with expanded activity in the private sector, it is imperative to build awareness prepare for implementation of new payment models. These models include as ACOs, bundled payments, and other APMs. Additionally, our efforts are focused to favorably influence federal and state policies on these payment models for pathologists.