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Where Are ACOs Headed? At this pivotal time in the accountable care movement, future ACO growth will determine whether accountable care moves from a series of exploratory programs toward mainstream adoption across the country. A significant contributor to future growth is the success of today’s ACOs and their continued involvement in the ACO model, which […]
After what felt like a long wait, on January 11th CMS finally announced the 2016 Medicare ACO participants. The announcement included the first group of Next Generation ACO (NGACO) participants and the newest cohort (the sixth overall) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). With this update, CMS now has 477 ACOs participating across four […]
After much anticipation, CMS has issued its final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The 592-page document describes changes to various aspects of the program including the option to extend time under the no-risk Track 1 for a second agreement period, and the addition of a new two-sided model, Track 3. CMS released […]