Healthcare Innovation June 11, 2019
Mark Hagland

A team of health policy researchers has analyzed the current set of financial incentives in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and is urging CMS officials to reorganize some of those incentives going forward

How can federal healthcare officials effectively stimulate forward the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for accountable care organizations (ACOs)? A team of healthcare policy researchers believes that senior officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will need to rethink the financial incentives for ACO leaders—and will need to face up to a number of hurdles.

In an article published in the June 6 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Getting More Savings from ACOs—Can the Pace Be Pushed?” J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D., Bruce E....