Keyword: National Association of ACOs
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.
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.