HealthIT Answers February 26, 2021
Industry Expert

By Sanjay Seth, MD, Executive Vice President, HealthEC

The Top 10 Changes ACOs Need to Know

ACOs participating in shared savings programs face a number of opposing forces in 2021. From a decline in the number of Medicare beneficiaries to new CMS regulations to force downside risk sooner, ACOs are carefully weighing their options in the year ahead. In fact, the number of ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) dropped by 7.7% in 2021 as reported by Modern Healthcare. This nascent decline raises a red flag for everyone involved in the programs; MSSP and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Both programs are proven to save money while improving patient care outcomes.

For example, ACOs saved Medicare $2.6B in 2019....

Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), Govt Agencies, Insurance, Medicare, Payment Models, Provider, Value Based
3 takeaways from Brooks-LaSure's confirmation hearing to become administrator of CMS
CMS proposes hospice rule changes to rates, CoPs, quality measures
CMS Shares New SDoH Guidance and Strategies for Medicaid, CHIP
PDPM Adjustments, Smaller Medicare Raise Show CMS ‘Ready to Pull Back’ on COVID Aid to Nursing Homes
How CMS final rule will impact E/M coding and documentation requirements

Today's Sponsors

Teladoc Health

Today's Sponsors

Canton & Company

Today's Sponsor