Medicare Shared Savings Program
A new rule proposing sweeping changes to the Medicare accountable care model offers few incentives and could dissuade greater participation, 34 leading healthcare organizations and industry groups said Friday in a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that a proposed rule addressing changes in the Accountable Care Organizations program is coming soon, an official said at the Accountable Care Organization Summit on June 19.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Friday that it is seeking a second round of applicants to the Pioneer ACO Model.
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.