Friday, June 5, 2015
Medicare ACOs - The Next Generation
The first generation ACOs, the so-called Pioneer model, have been a minor success.
The Affordable Care Act needs ACOs to be big success in order to achieve long-term goals.
The next generation of Medicare ACOs will allow bigger rewards for the ACO participants, as long as the participants are willing to share risk.
CMS has been tinkering with the regulations, finally published on June 4, 2015, for fear the first generation might drop out and the second generation might be a bust.