Top 5 Takeaways: CMS’s Proposed Overhaul of the MSSP ACOs

Overview


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule on August 17, 2018, that would make sweeping changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), a federal program that incentivizes integrated health provider networks to form Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). According to CMS, the proposed rule aims to create new “pathways for success” for participating organizations to move more swiftly into performance-based risk arrangements.

This McDermott+Consulting article by Mara McDermott, Consultant at McDermott+Consulting and Peter Rich, Counsel at McDermott Will & Emery, explores how the changes in the new proposed rule it will impact ACOs.