On October 7, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a new payment model—the Episodes of Care program—between the State of Connecticut Health Plan for state employees and several provider organizations as an Other Payer Advanced Alternative Payment Model (A-APM). This Other Payer A-APM designation is one of the first earned by a commercial health plan, which starting in 2022 allows the Connecticut Health Plan network professionals to earn credit for participating in value-based care for the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP). The Connecticut Health Plan Episodes of Care program is for . . .
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