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Exploring Alternative Payment Models for Oral Health Care

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An examination of the cost and utilization of alternative payment models for oral health care over a patient’s lifetime.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamental differences between traditional fee-for-service (FFS) oral care plans and alternative payment models (APMs), and the reasons for an increase in APM utilization.
  2. Describe utilization trends in oral health care — including use by various patient populations — under either FSS or APM plans.
  3. Discuss the growth in APM care, and the impact of this treatment model on health care spending over the patient’s lifetime.

This course was issued in January 2020 and expires January 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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