The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be hosting a national conference call on Tuesday for providers interested in applying to take part in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The 90-minute session starts at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The Shared Savings Program is designed to help provides take part in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). On Tuesday, experts will offer tips on completing a successful MSS Program application, and more info on ACOs.
Provider groups are pushing Congress to replace the formula Medicare uses to reimburse physicians and eliminate other regulatory burdens.
Federal regulators have boosted incentives for becoming part of an accountable care organization, drawing a more positive response from long-term care providers.