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Highlights of the 2021 Medicare ACO Program Results

This chartbook includes key data points on Medicare ACO programs, including details on financial results and quality performance for the 2021 participation year. 

In 2021, Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs…

  • …generated $3.618 billion in gross savings and $1.7 billion after accounting for shared savings payments.
  • …generated an average savings of $360 per patient compared to their benchmarks.
  • …earned $1.96 billion in shared savings payments, an average of $7.2 million each in 2021, a new program high.

Total gross and net savings generated to Medicare from the Shared Savings Program, 2013-2021

 Total Medicare ACO gross and net savings, 2013-2021

Totals include 2021 savings from MSSP, Next Gen ACOs, and Global and Professional Direct Contracting model participants.

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