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April 26, 2019
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Modern Healthcare | April 19, 2019 
    
There are 41 accountable care organizations in the CMS' Next Generation ACO Model for 2019, which represents a substantial decline from 2018 when 51 organizations were in the model.  Data  updated  on CMS' site this week shows that 12 ACOs that participated in 2018 have either left or were booted from the program for the 2019 performance year . .. READ MORE   
 
 

Modern Healthcare | April 22, 2019     
 
HHS on Monday launched an ambitious, double-pronged strategy to shift primary care from fee-for-service payments to a global fee model where clinicians and hospitals could assume varying amounts of risk.  HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a crowd of stakeholders at the American Medical Association in Washington that the CMS projects the new voluntary programs will shift at least a quarter of people in traditional Medicare out of fee-for-service. . . READ MORE    
 


Health Affairs | April 23, 2019 
    
In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched new voluntary payment models for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with incentives to control spending. The number of Medicare ACOs has grown steadily to more than 600 organizations responsible for managing care for nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries in 2018Similar programs have been established in the commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid markets. .. READ MORE   
 
 

RevCycle Intelligence | April 12, 2019     
 
Starting June 11, providers can submit notices of intent to apply to participate in the overhaul of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), dubbed Pathways to Success, CMS recently announced on its  websiteThrough its website, the federal agency also announced the application cycle dates for the January 1, 2020, start date of the next iteration of the MSSP: Pathways to Success .. . READ MORE    
 


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