HealthIT Answers January 23, 2023
National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) See This Year as a Turning Point in ACO Growth
The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) serving Medicare patients will grow slightly in 2023, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With the new participants, there are now 456 ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the country’s dominant value-based payment program, while the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) Model counts 132 participants. The two programs combine to serve 13 million Medicare beneficiaries.
Clif Gaus, Sc.D., president and CEO of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) (@NAACOSnews), said NAACOS is encouraged by recent changes to the Shared Savings Program and ACO REACH that should grow...