Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities for a better health care system, CMS announced a redesigned Accountable Care Organization model that better reflects the agency’s vision of creating a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high quality, affordable, person-centered care.Read More
NAACOS reported that Medicare’s largest alternative payment model produced its highest annual savings to date in 2020, while continuing to provide high-quality care, as shown by performance data released by CMS. Check out ACOs reporting savings.
In formal comments submitted in response to the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations called on the Biden administration to hold off on requiring clinical quality measures to be reported electronically until data interoperability is widely available.
NAACOS Statement on CMS’s Proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took the appropriate step by proposing to roll back changes that the agency finalized last year in how accountable care organizations (ACOs) report and are measured on quality.
In a letter sent to Congress, 13 leading healthcare organizations, including the National Association of ACOs, expressed their strong support for a recently reintroduced bill that fixes a flaw in the way financial targets, or benchmarks, are set for Medicare accountable care organizations.
By Dr. Mansoor Khan – It’s safe to say that ACO groups are not too happy about the MSSP Quality reporting overhaul, the need here is of an exceptional Population Health Management Platform. The conflict stems from multiple policy changes on behalf of CMS that lacked adequate input from patient, ACO, and provider communities.
By Sanjay Seth MD – ACOs participating in shared savings programs face a number of opposing forces in 2021. From a decline in the number of Medicare beneficiaries to new CMS regulations to force downside risk sooner, ACOs are carefully weighing their options in the year ahead.
More than 500 accountable care organizations, medical practices, and health systems urged leaders in Congress in a letter sent to preserve important Medicare bonuses that encourage participation in risk-bearing alternative payment models.
By Sanjay Seth MD – With CMS’s release of the 2020/2021 Shared Savings Quality Measure Benchmarks, here are some insights around how ACOs could be impacted on the cost benchmarking from a historical respective, the regional adjustment and the few benchmarking methods utilized by the commercial payers.