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Remedy Partners, a leading episodes of care company, announced that it is supporting the implementation and management of several initial demonstration pilots of the Addiction Recovery Medical Home (ARMH) Alternative Payment Model. The program, designed by The Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform (Alliance), aims to intervene early and help more people recover from addiction by establishing a comprehensive, sustained solution that offers coordinated care and holistic, long-term management of addiction disorders. The ARMH pilots and other value-based models being supported by the Alliance are being launched in Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Washington D.C. 

In addition to supporting participating payers and provider organizations, Remedy, an authority on health care episode-based payment models, led the Alliance in developing and refining the comprehensive episode definition that will be used to implement the model in the pilot programs. The ARMH model is comprised of three phases of recovery over five years and establishes a broad continuum of care ranging from emergent and stabilizing acute-care settings to community-based services and recovery support. The payment model—which incorporates aspects of fee-for-service, episodes-of-care, quality-adjustments, and shared-savings—promotes improved integration of treatment and recovery resources with corresponding financial incentives that benefit all stakeholders when the consumer is well managed by a multidisciplinary care team.

The ARMH model is unique in its transformative approach to long-term community-based treatment and recovery from addiction disorders. The ARMH model was established with the initial goal of organizing care principles most relevant to opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder; however, the underlying principles traverse the substance spectrum and are intended to be sufficiently modular to support recovery in other contexts.

Remedy Partners is a leading episodes of care company, which connects employers, insurance companies, and health care systems to deliver more cost-effective care and improved consumer experiences. Remedy Partners delivers software and services enabling health care provider organizations and health insurers to organize and finance health care around consumer episodes of care. The company’s bundled payment network serves Medicare and private insurers, and manages over $9 billion of annual health spending.

This was reported by Remedy Partners on September 17, 2019. 

Contact information: Remedy Partners, 800 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854; Website: 

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