Managed Healthcare Executive January 20, 2023
Participation in the main Medicare Shared Savings Program is decreasing but 132 accountable care organizations with 2.1 million assigned beneficiaries are participating in the ACO REACH model this year.
Although the number of Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) has dipped from last year, the bigger picture includes the growing number of ACOs in CMS’ ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH) model, says Tim Gronniger, M.P.P., chief value-based solutions officer at Signify Health.
“I see them as sister programs,” says Gronniger, who also noted that number of providers per ACO is growing.
The Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP) is CMS’s largest ACO program and a mainstay of its efforts to move to value-based care, which is...