ACO Quality

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Quality Changes for 2021 and 2022

  • CMS releases final 2022 MPFS rule

  • CMS makes proposed changes to MSSP quality requirements for 2022 and subsequent years via the proposed 2022 MPFS Rule
    • See Tables 24 and 25 for an overview of the proposed changes
    • More information is available in this CMS fact sheet, while Quality Payment Program (QPP) updates are outlined in this fact sheet
  • NAACOS and 10 others write HHS asking for a delay in MSSP quality overhaul

  • NAACOS showcases how ACOs are improving quality for patients

  • NAACOS document with ACO survey results urges CMS to indefinitely delay mandatory ACO reporting of eCQMs and MIPS CQMs

  • NAACOS letter to CMS urges 2020 MSSP quality scoring changes due to pandemic

  • CMS Posts New APM Performance Pathway (APP) Factsheet

  • CMS releases final 2021 Physician Fee Schedule rule including major quality changes for ACOs in 2021 and 2022 creating a new APM Performance Pathway (APP) for ACO quality assessment
  • 2021 quality benchmarks for the Quality Payment Program, available on the QPP Resource Library (search ‘2021 Quality Benchmarks'

NAACOS Resources

  • NAACOS releases guide to accessing eCQM specifications for ACOs 

  • NAACOS analysis of the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 

  • New! ACO Quality Changes for 2021 and 2022 

  • NAACOS ACO Quality Reporting Guide 

  • NAACOS analysis of the final 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) which includes major quality changes for MSSP ACOs in 2021 and 2022

  • NAACOS webinar reviewing final 2021 MPFS rule changes, including quality changes effective for 2021 and 2022 for MSSP ACOs

  • Annual ACO CEHRT Attestation Requirement

  • NAACOS Resource on Preparing for a Quality Measures Validation Audit 

CMS Resources

Public Use Files

  • The CMS Public Use File contains ACO quality performance and is updated on an annual basis 

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