Population Health ASCEND ASCEND: Outfitting for Value-Based Payments - Page 32

CMS Programs & Initiatives Challenges PYA Services • Difficulty understanding the nuances of a growing number of alternative payment models (APM) • Access to a team that continuously monitors CMS program details • Evaluation of the full scope of risks and benefits of model participation • Professional and proactive project management for APMs • Need for meeting ongoing program requirements • Failure to harness cost and quality data for informed decision-making • Tested evaluative framework for considering APM participation • Experienced data analytics team that transforms disparate data into actionable information Understanding, evaluating, and pursuing opportunities under new Medicare and Medicaid payment models 16