Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) offer enormous opportunity for patients and providers to work together to increase quality of care,
lower costs and improve the health of the community. The Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) opened up new opportunities
for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to take advantage of care in an Accountable Care Organization and gave ACOs new opportunities to serve
this important population. ACO's from around the country have come together to form NAACOS with the following mission:
| ||Foster growth of ACO models of care;|
| ||Participate with Federal Agencies in development & implementation of public policy;|
| ||Provide industry-wide uniformity on quality and performance measures; |
| ||Educate members in clinical and operational best practices; |
| ||Collectively engage the vendor community, and|
| ||Educate the public about the value of accountable care.|
Register Now for Webinars on Quality Reporting
NAACOS announces its latest webinar series: ACO Quality Reporting - Preparing for 2014. All organizations interested in learning about this
critical requirement for ACOs are welcome to register.
NAACOS Comments on Congressional SGR Proposal
The Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, working in a bipartisan, bicameral fashion have proposed major changes to the
Medicare SGR and Medicare Physician Payment Reform.
These changes positively impact physicians in 2-sided risk ACOs and the
NAACOS COMMENT LETTER
is proposing to include physicians in 1-sided risk ACO in the bonus payments.
NAACOS has Responded to the CMS Request for Comments on the Quality Benchmarks for 2014 Pioneer and MSDSP Shared Savings
Our comments include — "If finalized, the proposals would have serious negative impacts on the development of these important programs.
In combination they would create additional hurdles for ACOs seeking to receive a sufficient portion of the savings they generate to remain
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