On April 23, 2021, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia announced a new collaboration with the Howard University Faculty Practice Plan to test a new value-based payment model called PerformPlus New Beginnings Episode Model for Substance Use Disorders. The model is based on the Addiction Recovery Medical Home Alternative Payment Model (ARMH-APM) developed by the Alliance For Addiction Payment Reform. The pilot began in June 2020, and will run for five years. In the model, AmeriHealth Caritas DC members who have an emergency department visit or outpatient visit for substance use disorder are attributed to the practice. The practice . . .
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