CMS announced increased participation in CMS’ accountable care organization initiatives in 2024, which will increase the quality of care for more people with Medicare. Of note, CMS is announcing that 19 newly formed ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program are participating in new, permanent payment option beginning in 2024…Read More
By Mo Weitnauer – Healthcare quality reporting is evolving, and accountable care organizations are at the forefront of this change. In 2025, ACOs will be required to shift from traditional quality reporting via the CMS Web Interface to eCQMs, marking a significant transition in their reporting process.
By Aisha Pittman MPH & Clif Gaus ScD – NAACOS has been advocating for several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program. We push for policies we feel would increase participation in accountable care organizations and help CMS reach its stated goal of having all Medicare beneficiaries in a relationship accountable for quality and total cost of care by 2030.
By Megan Reyna MSN RN & Jennifer Gasperini – ACOs will be required to report MIPS CQMs by 2025. CMS stated goal in transitioning to these new reporting approaches is to decrease administrative burden by replacing CMS’ existing manual reporting system, with electronic quality reporting.
CMS announced that the Medicare Shared Savings Program, through its work with Accountable Care Organizations – groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers — saved Medicare money while continuing to deliver high-quality care.
CMS issued the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, which would significantly expand access to behavioral health services, Accountable Care Organizations, cancer screening, and dental care – particularly in rural and underserved areas.
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.
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.