October 16, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released results from year one of its Next Generation ACO model, revealing that 61 percent of program participants were able to earn shared savings last year.
The federal ACO data from CMS, released without much elaboration, as it often was in the previous administration, disclosed the results of how the 18 ACOs in CMS’ Next Gen ACO model performed in 2016. As CMS explained on its website when it launched this ACO model in January 2016, “Building up on experience from the Pioneer ACO Model and Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), the Next Generation ACO Model offers a new opportunity in accountable care—one that sets predictable financial targets, enables providers and beneficiaries greater opportunities to coordinate care, and aims to attain the highest quality standards of care.”
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