NAACOS Issues Response to CMS' Proposed Overhaul of MSSP

SAP Partners | <b>National Association of ACOs (NAACOS)</b>

Following CMS’ announcement of a proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) released a statement, saying the move will “upend the ACO [accountable care organization] movement by creating havoc with a significant overhaul introducing many untested and troubling policies.”

Following CMS’ announcement of a proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) released a statement, saying the move will “upend the ACO [accountable care organization] movement by creating havoc with a significant overhaul introducing many untested and troubling policies.”

Under the proposed rule, the current Track 1 and 2 options would be removed and replaced with the “Basic” model. Under this model, there would be a gradual path to risk, with ACOs starting in a 1-sided model. Under this model, ACOs would only be able to stay in 1-sided risk for a maximum of 2 years, down from the current 6 years. The existing Track 3 would be renamed the “Enhanced” track.

Read the full statement here.