Becker's Healthcare February 21, 2023
Rylee Wilson

The ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health model is the latest shared-savings model designed by CMS to improve care and reduce costs in traditional Medicare.

Several of the largest payers are stepping further into value-based care by acquiring and expanding provider organizations.

Here are 15 things to know about the ACO REACH model:

Designed to tackle equity challenges

  1. ACO REACH replaces its previous iteration, the Global and Professional Direct Contracting model. The ACO REACH model program started on Jan. 1 and will run through the end of 2026.
  2. In 2022, CMS announced it would replace GPDC with ACO REACH in 2023. Per the agency, the updated model will “better reflect the priorities of the Biden-Harris...

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Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, Govt Agencies, Insurance, Payer, Payment Models, Provider, Value Based
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