NAACOS Calls for a Rethinking of Medicare ACO Quality Reporting

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.

Medical Groups Pledge Support of House ACO “Rural Glitch” Bill

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.

Preparing for the Mandatory eCQM Reporting Overhaul

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.

CMS Regulation Impacts on MSSP and QPP

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.