ACO News 2016

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December 2016

CMS finalizes Episode Payment rule creating new bundled payment model for cardiac services

Senate Finance Chairman Hatch to Convene Medicaid Roundtable with Governors

November 2016

NAACOS releases final 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule summary reviewing key changes for ACOs

CMS releases the final 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 

October 2016

CMS releases final MACRA rule  NAACOS releases The ACOs Guide to MACRA     

NAACOS Overview of 2015 ACO Participants’ QRURs

September 2016

The ACO Improvement Act of 2016 introduced in the House

Harvard Researchers study on changes in MSSP savings from 2013 to 2014

NAACOS resource on the effect of Medicare classification of ESRD beneficiaries on ACO expenditures

NAACOS releases comprehensive analysis on Performance Year 3 results       

August 2016

CMS Releases PY2015 ACO Results

MACRA Talking Points for ACOs- How to discuss the benefits of ACO participation in a post-MACRA world

Overview of the CMS proposed rule expanding episode payment models, including a new cardiac bundled payment

CMS announces 14 CPC+ regions, practice applications due by Sept. 15           

July 2016 

NAACOS Analysis of the Proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

NAACOS releases results of a survey of ACOs rating of vendors for the CAHPS process          

CMS releases proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and related Fact Sheet           

NAACOS resource comparing CPC+ and MSSP, including details on criteria for ACO primary care practices participating in both programs

New member resource: MIPS APM Scoring Standard Fact Sheet - Learn more about the MIPS APM Scoring Standard for ACOs as proposed by CMS in the MACRA NPRM

June 2016 

NAACOS Summary of Final MSSP Benchmarking Rule

Dentons Analysis of IRS Ruling (summary and detailed analysis

CMS releases Final MSSP Benchmarking Rule         

ACOs at a Crossroads White Paper         

May 2016 

ACO Cost and MACRA Implementation Survey 

NEJM article When Payment Systems Collide, ACOs and Bundled Payments         

April 2016 

CMS releases major MACRA proposed rule (and overview)    

March 2016 

NAACOS' Advanced Payment Model (APM) Talking Points

February 2016

NAACOS ACO Comparison Chart         

NAACOS Creates Medicare Value-based Payment Modifier Resource for ACOs

NAACOS Benchmarking NPRM Summary         

January 2016

CMS releases proposed benchmarking regulation and factsheet