CMS Proposes New ACO Evaluation Method

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016 2:42 PM

Health care providers have the most common type of ACO, which allows the ability to see their payments based on new criteria, including adjustments based on region. CMS proposed a rule to evaluate ACO’s performance in the Medicare Share Savings Program. The proposal allows for the following:

  • Increase participation in ACO’s
  • Follow some stakeholder recommendations
  • Regional fee-for-service costs would be included
  • Ability to establish, adjust and update an ACO’s historical benchmark for its second or subsequent agreement period.

“This proposal allows ACOs in all parts of the country to be successful by recognizing both their achievements and improvements in how they provide care,” Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for CMS. The proposal is under a 60-day public comment period, which closes March 28. For the full article, click here.

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