CMS recently approved 20 Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) for the High Needs track of the new ACO REACH model. These provider organizations can serve small populations, including those with complex conditions or dual eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Director Liz Fowler said that a future requirement for participating in a value-based payment model will be to create a health equity plan
Health inequities result from race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geography, and other factors. In this blog, we will take a deeper dive into health equity, what it is and how it has come to the forefront of the industry.
MS announced a redesigned Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model that better reflects the agency’s vision of creating a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high quality, affordable, person-centered care
ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) in 2020 earned performance payments totaling nearly $2.3 billion while saving Medicare approximately $1.9 billion.
While some have responded well to new federal direct-contracting value-based payment models with excitement, others believe there are serious flaws in them.