Keyword: National Association of ACOs
Big-name healthcare organizations say the change would allow interested providers more time to account for complex changes.
CMS finalized changes to shorten the time ACOs can stay in one-sided risk models and dropped shared savings to 40%.
ACOs have saved Medicare $2.7 billion, according to an analysis commissioned by NAACOS. CMS estimates pegged savings at $1.6 billion.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged CMS to reconsider changes to the ACO program.
A new survey shows ACOs could leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program and fewer might enter if proposed changes are finalized.
Proposed changes to the federal ACO model would cut the knees out from under the program, board members of the National Association of ACOs said.
AMA, AHIP and several prominent physician groups say ACOs need more time to take on risk.
NAACOs found a huge difference in how much ACOs save the Medicare program—a difference that has profound policy implications, it says.
New data released by CMS shows Track 1 ACOs cut Medicare costs by $291 million.
Farzad Mostashari says the rule presents "a good framework" overall. However, it drew criticism from another major player.