With CMS Demanding More Accountability in the MSSP, Will It Be ‘ACOs Overboard’?

Managed Care magazine article entitled “With CMS Demanding More Accountability in the MSSP, Will It Be ‘ACOs Overboard’?” cites the “Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2016: Seeing Improvement, Transformation Takes TimeHealth Affairs Blog. The article states: “Evidence is mounting that the longer an ACO works with risk, the better it becomes at managing it. An analysis by Robert Saunders, David Muhlestein, and Mark McClellan on the Health Affairs blog found that the earliest class of ACOs—those that joined the MSSP in April 2012—produced a net savings per beneficiary of $140 in 2016, the latest year available. For ACOs that joined in January 2016, the net at the end of the year was minus $25.”