Healthcare Informatics January 11, 2019
Mark Hagland

The leaders of the ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program say the Feb. 19 deadline to apply for participation in 2019 allows insufficient time to respond

The announcement on Wednesday, January 10 by senior officials at the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the agency will require participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will be required to submit applications to the new Pathways to Success part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) by February 19, has roiled accountable care organization (ACO) leaders nationwide.

On that same day, the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) published a press release criticizing CMS for the timeframe involved, following the issuance of the final rule on...