Seema Verma hints at the end of ‘upside-only’ ACOs

Source: Becker's Healthcare, Emily Rappleye, May 15, 2018

As the healthcare industry continues the march toward value-based care, CMS has turned a critical eye on one-sided ACO contracts for driving up costs and making little progress toward value.

“These ACOs are actually increasing Medicare spending, and the presence of these ‘upside-only’ tracks may be encouraging consolidation in the marketplace, reducing competition and choice for our beneficiaries,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said at the AHA’s Annual Membership Meeting May 7.


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Source: Becker's Healthcare, Emily Rappleye, May 15, 2018