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Next Generation Account Care Organization ACO

CMS Welcomes 58 Next Generation ACO Model Participants in 2018

January 23, 2018 - In 2018, the Next Generation ACO model will have a total of 58 participating accountable care organizations (ACOs), up from 45 organizations the previous year, CMS recently announced on the program’s Innovation Center webpage. The class of 2018 Next Generation ACOs includes 14 new and 44 renewing organizations. The highest-risk Medicare ACO program has seen significant growth since the...


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Accountable Care Organizations Cut Medicare Spending by $836M

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) decreased Medicare spending by $836 million in 2016, new data from CMS revealed. As a result, the organizations from four Medicare ACO programs returned about $70.6 million in healthcare savings to the Medicare...

61% of Next Generation ACOs Earned Shared Savings in 2016

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The majority of Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) earned shared savings in the first year of the model, recent data from CMS revealed. Eleven of 18 total Next Generation ACOs will receive a shared savings payment from CMS,...

CMS Reopens Next Generation ACO Application Request Portal

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Providers interested in joining the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model in 2018 can now access the Request for Applications and Letter of Intent on the program’s portal, according to a recent CMS announcement. The...

CMS Reopens 2018 Next Generation ACO Model Applications

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Providers interested in participating in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model in 2018 can now submit a letter of intent to CMS, according to the alternative payment model’s webpage. The Next Generation ACO model...

Next Generation Model Methodology May Boost MSSP ACO Success

by Jacqueline LaPointe

CMS should use a modified Next Generation model benchmark methodology to calculate healthcare cost thresholds to ensure all accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have an equal opportunity to earn...

CMS Seeks Final Applications for Next Generation ACO Model

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center announced the opening of its final round of applications for Next Generation Account Care Organization (ACO) Model, which will begin on January 1, 2017. The final round of Next...

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