NAACOS In the News 2021

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Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs saved $4.1 billion in 2020
August 27
Healthcare Finance News 

Medicare ACO Savings Increased to $4.1B in 2020
August 26
RevCycle Intelligence 

$4.1B savings for Medicare thanks to shared savings program
August 26
Health Exec 

ACOs generated $4.1B in gross savings in 2020, nearly double 2019 amount
August 25
Fierce Healthcare 

ACOs earned nearly $2.3 billion in Medicare shared savings last year
August 25
Modern Healthcare 

NAACOS Leaders Document Major MSSP Savings, Support Pro-ACO Legislation in Congress
August 25
Healthcare Innovation 

Providers push Congress to include value-based care bill in $3.5T infrastructure package
August 25
Fierce Healthcare 

Medicare ACOs Saved $4.1B in 2020
August 25
Managed Healthcare Executive

ACO Participation May Keep SNFs ‘In the Game’
August 8
Skilled Nursing News 

New bill aims to boost Medicare access to chronic care services
July 29
Fierce Healthcare

ACO leaders support new bill designed to boost participation in value-based payment
July 26
Healthcare Financial Management Association 

Fourteen healthcare groups support the Value in Health Care Act
July 23
Healthcare Finance 

Value-Centric Legislation Gives ACOs a Leg Up
July 22
Skilled Nursing News 

Healthcare groups hail legislation supporting value-based care
July 22
McKnight’s Senior Living 

AHIP, Other Stakeholders Support Medicare Value-Based Care Bill
July 22
Health Payer Intelligence 

Congress eyes bigger incentives for Medicare ACO participants
July  21
Modern Healthcare

Providers, payers see direct contracting's capitation as an important move to value-based care
July 20
Healthcare Finance

New bill seeks to reverse slide in ACO participation with more shared savings
July 20
Fierce Healthcare

CMS Proposes Cut to 'Conversion Factor' in Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
July 14
MedPage Today 

The Good and Bad of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposal
July 14
RevCycle Intelligence 

CMS Needs to Rethink How Medicare Assesses Quality
July 14
AJMC 

Medicare ACOs Facing Multiple Changes and Challenges
July 6
MedPage Today

Medical Groups Pledge Support of House ACO “Rural Glitch” Bill
June 21
Health IT Answers 

Bill aims to fix glitch that penalizes rural ACOs even if they generate savings
June 9
Fierce Healthcare

NAACOS asks CMS to give ACOs more time to sign up for MSSP amid decline in participation
June 2
Fierce Healthcare

CMS’ Next Generation ACO Model to end this year
May 24
MedCity News

No Extension for Next Generation ACO Model After This Year
May 24
RevCycle Intelligence 

Biden admin to end Next Gen ACO model after this year
May 21
Fierce Healthcare 

CMMI's pause on direct contracting a turning point for value-based care
May 21
Modern Healthcare 

CMS won't extend the Next Generation ACO Model through 2022
May 21
Modern Healthcare

Medical Groups Ask for More Time Before ACO Quality Reporting Changes
May 13
RevCycle Intelligence 

New Rules for Some Medicare ACOs Are No Good, Say Healthcare Groups
May 12
MedPage Today

Stakeholders Blast Medicare Reporting Changes
May 6
Medscape

Looming changes to quality reporting in the Medicare Shared Savings Program draw strong pushback from healthcare providers
May 5
Healthcare Financial Management Association 

Coalition of National Healthcare Associations Asks HHS to Delay New Quality Reporting Requirements
May 4
Healthcare Innovation 

Medical groups urge CMS to walk back ACO quality overhaul, citing potential negative impact on patient care
May 4
Fierce Healthcare 

Healthcare organizations ask HHS to delay quality measure reporting for ACOs
May 4
Healthcare Finance  

Providers to HHS: ACO quality reporting changes create undue burdens
May 4
MedCity News

Medicare Sees Health Savings Via ACOs
April 27
Going Below the Surface Blog 

NAACOS Recognizes Three ACOs for Care Improvement Efforts
April 23
Healthcare Innovation 

Reforms needed to make value-based care more widespread
April 21
Medical Economics

New Head of CMS Innovation Center Prioritizes Fairness in Healthcare
April 21
MedPage Today 

New CMMI chief commits to alternative payment models
April 21
Health Evolution 

New CMMI director says value-based care models at 'crossroads'
April 20
Fierce Healthcare 

Value-based care at 'critical juncture,' new CMMI chief says
Healthcare Dive
April 20 

CMMI chief reaffirms commitment to value-based care  *
April 20
Medical Economics 

How Fowler Plans to Refresh CMMI’s Value-Based Care Vision
April 20
RevCycle Intelligence 

With CMMI at 'Crossroads,’ Director Liz Fowler Re-Evaluating Payment Models
April 20
Healthcare Innovation 

CMMI Remains Dedicated to Value-Based Care Despite Pause to Some Models, Fowler Says
April 20
AJMC 

New CMMI Director Liz Fowler: US at ‘Really Critical Juncture’ on Path to Value-Based Care
April 20
Home Health Care News 

CMMI Chief Fowler: Value-Based Care at a Crossroads
April 20
Hospice News

Industry Groups Seek Next Gen Extension, Full-Risk ACO Options
April 16
RevCycle Intelligence 

Whither the ACO? 
April 16
Managed Healthcare Executive 

Providers call for another chance to sign up for Direct Contracting model
April 15
Fierce Healthcare 

NAACOS Welcomes New Direct Contracting Entities, Asks for Next Gen Program Extension
April 9
Healthcare Innovation

CMMI pauses new Direct Contracting model applications
April 8
Modern Healthcare 

53 Direct Contracting Entities Selected by CMMI *
April 8
Managed Healthcare Executive

CMS Delays CHART Model’s ACO Transformation Track
March 31
RevCycle Intelligence  

CMS delays ACO Track of the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model
March 31
Healthcare Finance 

NAACOS Calls For Renewed HHS Focus, Funding on Value-Based Care
March 25
Value-Based Care News

NAACOS asks HHS Secretary Becerra to grow Medicare ACO programs
March 23
Healthcare Finance 

NAACOS calls for Becerra to stem losses in ACO participation
March 22
Fierce Healthcare 

CMS pushes pause on controversial Geographic Direct Contracting model
March 2
Fierce Healthcare 

CMMI's Geographic Direct Contracting Model Needs an Overhaul, Experts Say
February 10
Modern Healthcare

NAACOS Warns Policymakers Over Slowing ACO Participation in the MSSP Program
January 22
Healthcare Innovation

ACO Participation Hits New Low as Biden Administration Takes Over
January 25
RevCycle Intelligence 

ACO participation reaches new low as advocates press Biden for major changes
January 21
Fierce Healthcare 

Medicare ACO participants fell in 2021
January 21
Modern Healthcare

35 Next Gen ACOs achieved savings, bonuses in 2019
January 14
Becker’s Hospital Review 

NAACOS: Next Gen ACOs saved Medicare $559M in 2019 as future remains in doubt
January 14
Fierce Healthcare 

Most Next Gen ACOs achieved bonuses in 2019
January 13
Modern Healthcare

Telehealth flexibilities continue and ACOs are held harmless under public health emergency extension
January 12 
Healthcare Finance 

New Direct-Contracting Options Raise Concerns with Some Value-Based Care Veterans
January 6
Home Health Care News

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