ACO News 2017

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December 2017

CMS releases interim final rule establishing extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policies for the Shared Savings Program that will apply to ACOs subject to extreme and uncontrollable events such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the California wildfires, effective for performance year 2017

November 2017

CMS releases final rule cancelling cardiac episode payment models along with technical fact sheet

October 2017

CMS releases 2016 Medicare ACO performance results, read NAACOS highlights of results 

August 2017

CMS proposed regulation cancels mandatory cardiac bundles and limits the CJR program

June 2017

Savings Reported  By CMS Do Not Measure True ACO Savings

New Public Health Post blog by NAACOS highlights ACOs’ successful performance and quality

May 2017

CMS postpones implementation of new cardiac and SHFFT episodes to Jan. 1, 2018

CMS issues MIPS eligibility notifications

April 2017

CMS issues MIPS eligibility notifications 

March 2017

CMS issues further delay of new episode payment models to Oct. 1, 2017

February 2017

NAACOS Summary of Accessing Substance Use Disorder Information Final Rule 

January 2017

ASPE releases report to Congress on social risk factors & value based programs, addressing ACOs specifically in Chapter 9 (page 222) 

NAACOS resource on key policy issues for ACOs in 2017

CMS releases Track 1+ program information and FAQs in this factsheet

Improving ACOs in 2017: NAACOS Advocacy Agenda