National Association Calls for Improvements to Medicare ACO Program

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations has teamed up with physicians, hospitals, medical associations, and almost all Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations in the country to pen a 36-page letter to CMS.

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations has teamed up with physicians, hospitals, medical associations and almost all Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in the country to pen a 36-page letter in response to CMS and the Office of Management and Budget's December notice of proposed rulemaking to improve the MSSP.

The letter calls on CMS to focus improving on the one-sided shared savings model.

"Why not fix the program for 99 percent of the ACOs before it is too late? Since CMS is receiving substantial savings from the one-sided ACOs, why is it so important to push everyone to the two-sided risk tracks?" NAACOS CEO Clif Gaus said in a statement.

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Source: Becker's Hospital Review