Ten Early Takeaways from the Medicare Shared Savings ACO Program

The importance of Medicare’s Shared Savings Program (MSSP) results cannot be overstated. Organizations considering participation want to assess their peers’ performance and the program’s ultimate viability. Positive results encourage more providers to enter the valuebased world. Negative and/or ambiguous results not only discourage new member entry, but could also incentivize program departures. Using a combination of public and proprietary data, we analyzed MSSP results and identified the following ten key takeaways.