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CMMI Remains Dedicated to Value-Based Care Despite Pause to Some Models, Fowler Says

April 20, 2021

During her opening plenary at the NAACOS Spring 2021 Conference, Liz Fowler, PhD, JD, deputy administrator and director of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, highlighted how the center is taking a pause to reassess its models and what is coming next.

Leading Health Groups Praise Introduction of Value in Health Care Act

July 25, 2020

Thirteen national health stakeholder groups today declared their support for a newly introduced bipartisan House bill that will accelerate Medicare’s move to value-based payment by boosting accountable care organizations and other alternative payment models.

Health Affairs Publishes Blog From the National Association of ACOs

September 12, 2019

Following the release of the latest accountable care organization (ACO) participation numbers from the CMS, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) authored its own take on the latest data around the Medicare Shared Savings Program, Medicare’s largest and most prominent value-based payment program serving 11 million patients.

NAACOS Calls for Greater Transparency in Innovation Center's Work

March 27, 2019

Several healthcare organizations, including the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS), called on CMS’s Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) to take a more public process for developing future value-based payment models and updating existing models.

NAACOS Responds to Senate HELP Committee's Request for Recommendations for Lowering Healthcare Costs

March 01, 2019

In response to a request for recommendations to help address rising drug costs, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) has submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

NAACOS Submits Recommendations for Acknowledging ACOs in HIPAA Rules

February 12, 2019

In response to a Request for Information on Modifying Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's (HIPAA's) Rules to Improve Coordinated Care, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) has submitted comments aimed at acknowledging the growing presence of ACOs.

NAACOS Urges Later Application Deadline for ACOs

January 10, 2019

In reponse to CMS announcing an application deadline of February 19 for accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the new Pathways to Success program, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) is calling for the agency to extend the deadline until later in March.

NAACOS Comments on Proposed MSSP Rule, Findings From ACO Poll

October 17, 2018

According to a new survey of accountable care organizations (ACOs), 60% said they would have been unlikely to have entered the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) under CMS' proposed changes, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) acocunced. NAACOS also submitted a 39-page comment letter to CMS regarding the proposed MSSP overhaul.