NAACOS Urges Later Application Deadline for ACOs

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

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.

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. This, they said, will give ACOs more time to understand the changes to the Medicare ACO program and determine participation options with affiliated doctors, hospitals, and other providers.

As the application deadline comes 2 months after CMS released their 267-page rule outlining the overhaul of the medicare Shared Savings Program, NAACOS argues that it is not enough time. Read the full press release.