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Healthcare Stakeholders Comment on ACO Benchmarking Rule

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 1 6 0 | about 12 months ago

Several organizations have submitted joint comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the agency’s proposed rule it released earlier this year to modify the benchmark rebasing methodology for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

The joint comments represent the collective views of organizations representing physicians, hospitals, medical group practices, academic medical centers and nearly all existing MSSP ACOs, according to a statement released by the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier, Inc.

In its late January announcement regarding the modifications, CMS said it was looking to leverage the new proposed rule in order to modify the process for resetting the MSSP program’s benchmarks, which are used to measure ACO performance. Among the key elements in the changes that the agency was proposing:

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