Press Releases & Letters 2017

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December 2017

Press Release: Five leading health care organizations applaud the introduction of H.R. 4580, the “ACO Improvement Act of 2017” sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)

NAACOS submits comments to CMS in response to final 2018 Quality Payment Program rule

November 2017

NAACOS Submits Comments on Future Direction of the Innovation Center

October 2017 

NAACOS provides detailed recommendations to CMS on how to enhance program reports and files

Press Release: NAACOS Response to Final 2018 MACRA QPP Rule

Press Release: New results show improved ACO performance with savings and quality gains – 10.29.17

NAACOS provides detailed recommendations to CMS on how to enhance program reports and files

Press Release: New results show Innovation Center ACO performance is bending the Medicare cost curve – 10.16.17

NAACOS sends letter in support of cancellation of Episode Payment Model rule

Press Release: NAACOS Analysis Shows ACOs In Top MIPS Performance Tier – 10.6.2017

Press Release: National Association of ACOs and Leavitt Partners Release 2017 Annual ACO Survey Results  10.4.2017

September 2017

NAACOS letter to CMS details concerns with complexity and lack of data on overlapping APMs

NAACOS submits comments to CMS on proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule urging regulatory relief and other changes

August 2017

NAACOS submits comments to CMS on 2018 Quality Payment Program proposals

Press Release: New OIG report says ACOs show promise in reducing spending and improving quality

Scoring Sign-on Letter

NAACOS submits comments to CMS on 2018 Quality Payment Program proposals

June 2017

NAACOS letter urges CMS to lessen repayment mechanism requirements for revenue-based Track 1+ ACOs

NAACOS Comments on MACRA Joint Letter to CMS

NAACOS submits comments to LAN on APM Framework White Paper Refresh

May 2017

NAACOS Statement on CHRONIC Care Act Movement

NAACOS letter to CMS urges immediate credit for MA APM participation to count towards MACRA Advanced APM bonuses

April 2017

NAACOS outlines concerns regarding ACO overlap with bundled payment models in response to CMS interim final rule delaying new cardiac episodes

NAACOS submits comments to PTAC on the importance of protecting the goals of population health focused delivery models

NAACOS signs on to letter supporting the Preventative Health Savings Act 

March 2017

NAACOS letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on ACO improvements

February 2017

NAACOS letter congratulates Secretary Price on his confirmation and offers ACO policy recommendations

January 2017

Improving ACOs in 2017: NAACOS Advocacy Agenda

NAACOS and others write letter to new Administration supporting the continued movement to value-based care

CMS Press Release on Announcement of 2017 ACO Class

NAACOS Joins CMS in Welcoming 525 ACOs in 2017! NAACOS Press Release