Keyword: National Association of ACOs
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.
Without any reassurance from CMS, ACOs are growing increasingly nervous about next year's Medicare Shared Savings Program.
In a recent speech, CMS head Seema Verma made it clear that nonrisk ACOs are not saving enough money and a push to take on more risk is needed.
A substantial number of providers plan to leave their ACO program if Medicare doesn't allow them to remain in non-risk-based tracks.
Medicare advisers mulled a proposal to solidify and expand an incentive payment for ACOs, which could lead to them taking on more risk.
The fed greatly overestimated the savings that ACOs would generated under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, according to a new report.
AMGA head Jerry Penso says the move to value-based payment will continue even if it's slower than expected.