The CMS has proposed overhauling Medicare's Accountable Care Organization program, with proposed changes that include limiting from six years to two years the amount of time an ACO can remain in an upside-risk arrangement, authorizing termination of ACOs with multiple years of weak financial performance and allowing certain ACOs under performance-based risk to offer incentives to patients for taking steps to improve their health. The CMS expects the proposal, estimated to save Medicare $2.2 billion over 10 years, to result in the dropping out of about 107 ACOs.
CMS proposes major changes to Medicare's ACO program
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