Fierce Health Payer July 20, 2021
New bipartisan House legislation aims to boost the amount of shared savings that accountable care organizations can receive from the federal government to halt a slide in participation that has occurred over the past two years.
The Value in Health Care Act reintroduced on Tuesday includes new requirements to study health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries in ACOs and fee-for-service.
The law makes a series of “sensible modifications to the existing [alternative payment model] parameters and encourages more providers to participate,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., in a statement. “This ultimately helps seniors by improving the quality of care and outcomes.”
The legislation would increase the size of shared savings that an ACO can get. It also will modify the risk...