Alternative Payment Model (APM)

Update Nov. 15, 2022:

This information is now archived. This program and the contact information for it is not active. 

Update June 22, 2020:

Greetings KS-APM Design Council members,

KDHE/DHCF leadership have decided to delay launch of the Alternative Payment Method program until January 2022.  Staff continues discussion with CMS to ensure all  program elements are thoroughly reviewed in order to build a strong initiative in Kansas.

Planning and stakeholder work is expected to resume in the coming months. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Thank you for your commitment to this endeavor.

What is the Alternative Payment Model?

As part of the special terms and conditions (STC) of the Kansas section 1115(a) demonstration waiver, the state is required to develop and implement an alternative payment model (APM) to improve health outcomes and contribute to delivery systems reforms.  These reforms were formerly developed under a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) model. Under an APM, participating providers receive performance based payments for targeted conditions to address discharges back to home communities. 


KDHE is establishing an Alternative Payment Design Council.  The Council is composed of representatives from hospitals who will participate in the APM program and other providers that will collaborate with the hospitals.  The Council will be led by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  The Council members will provide consultation to KDHE regarding planning and implementation of an APM program. 


Information about Council Meetings, decisions and timelines will be provided here. Please check back for updates.

KS-APM Design Council

Design Council meetings have been paused due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Design Council Meeting Minutes 2-25-20

The following information was sent to the KS-APM Design Council on June 15, 2020:
KS_APM Stakeholder Update Letter_06-05-2020