Proposed Changes to Promote Continued Participation and Growth
On Dec. 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to promote continued participation and growth. The proposed changes are intended to further support and incentivize ACOs to achieve the triple aim in improving patient satisfaction, quality and reducing the cost of care.
Within the 429-hundred-page document there are numerous proposed changes. Here, we examine three key changes that could impact ACOs regarding payment tracks and beneficiary assignment.