Heard at NAACOS: Focus on Proposed MSSP Changes

October 10, 2018

CMS’ accountable care organization program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), could potentially be undergoing some big changes. During the recent fall 2018 meeting of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), the proposed changes were top of mind. Attendees were most concerned about how the faster timeline to taking on risk would impact participation, but were pleased with changes to the benchmark and risk adjustment.

CMS’ accountable care organization (ACO) program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program, could potentially be undergoing some big changes. During the recent fall 2018 meeting of the National Association of ACOs, the proposed changes were top of mind. Attendees were most concerned about how the faster timeline to taking on risk would impact participation, but were pleased with changes to the benchmark and risk adjustment.

In this episode of Managed Care Cast, stakeholders at ACOs and policy experts discuss the proposed changes and their potential impact on ACO participation.

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Physician ACOs Associated With Growing MSSP Savings Over 3 Years

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