PayerProviders Push for ACO Program Enhancements Following Strong 2021 MSSP Results
A multi-organization response to CMS' proposed Physician Fee Schedule seeks to build off strong program savings but flat participation growth.
PayerMedicare Shared Savings Program Saves More Than $1.6B Through ACOs
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are delivering high-quality care while spending less to earn performance payments.
StrategyNext Gen ACOs Saved Medicare $559M, Improved Quality in 2019
Stakeholders push CMS to make the program permanent.
InnovationMedicare Shared Savings ACOs Saved $2.6B in 2019
The savings represents a $940 million increase over the $1.7 billion saved in 2018.
FinanceSenators Urge CMS to Hold Harmless Medicare Shared Savings ACOs
Lawmakers say at-risk ACOs are being held responsible "for the enormous costs that we expect to result from the COVID-19...
StrategyMedPAC Urges CMS to Drop Pandemic-skewed 2020 ACO Benchmarks
MedPAC asks CMS not to use 2020 data to calculate baseline year spending for future benchmarks.
FinanceAs COVID-19 Costs Rise, Jittery Shared Savings ACOs Could Flee the Model
Almost 80% of Medicare risk-bearing ACOs said they were "very concerned" about their financial performance this year.
FinanceMedicare Shared Savings ACOs Generated $1.7B in Savings in 2018
Of the 548 ACOs that cared for 10.1 million beneficiaries, 66% saved money and 37% saved enough money to earn...
Strategy7 Strategies for ACO Success
The report comes amid projections that Medicare spending will exceed $1.5 trillion by 2028, which is more than double the...
FinanceOne Key to ACO Spending Reductions? More Specialists.
ACOs in which 40% to 45% of the patient visits were provided by a specialist had $1,129 lower annual spending...
CMS Pressed to Extend Deadline on Pathways to Success Applications
Stakeholders say the existing February 19 application deadline for the Medicare Shared Savings Program 'will be challenging, if not impossible'...
FinanceWhy These 9 Groups Want CMS to Limit Medicare ACO Changes
The organizations pushed for two edits, in particular, in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.