AMP Commercial ACO
IHA’s Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) programs use a fair and transparent approach to measurement, and they focus on creating comprehensive benchmarks and a reliable assessment of performance for medical groups, independent practice association (IPAs), and accountable care organizations (ACOs) across health plans. The AMP programs are recognized nationally for partnering with organizations across California and the nation to drive meaningful changes that reduce costs and improve healthcare quality and outcomes. Paired with the insights from Atlas, the AMP programs help partners reduce the reporting burden for payers and providers by using a standard measure set to deliver objective data and analysis that supports performance improvement.
IHA and the Pacific Business Group on Health have partnered to develop a standard measurement and benchmarking program for commercial ACOs across the nation. The AMP Commercial ACO program (formerly known as the IHA-PBGH Commercial ACO Measurement & Benchmarking Initiative) seeks to reduce clinician burden through standard, widespread adoption of common ACO performance measures and benchmarks by plans, purchasers, and physician organizations. The measure set is highly aligned as well as dynamic and innovative, leading the way to develop, test, and implement meaningful new measures such as patient reported outcomes. The goal of the IHA-PBGH partnership is to develop and implement a standard measure set for commercial ACOs that meets the needs of participating purchasers, health plans, and providers while advancing national efforts for coordinated, meaningful performance measurement that promotes high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care—or high-value care. Further, consistent commercial ACO performance & statewide benchmarks for health plans, physician organizations, purchasers, & consumers provides useful context for commercial ACO performance and reduces distractions around performance measurement. To that end, IHA is partnering with the National Quality Forum to develop a framework for benchmarking commercial ACO performance.