April 17, 2020
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HealthLeaders | April 17, 2020    
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is recommending that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services scrap pandemic-skewed 2020 performance benchmarks for at-risk accountable care organizations.  "The COVID-19 public health emergency has likely affected-and will continue to affect, at least through 2020-Medicare spending in ways that are yet to be fully understood,". . . READ MORE    

Healthcare Innovation | April 13, 2020
The Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) on April 13 released the results of a survey of member ACOs that holds dire implications for the MSSP for ACOs; at the same time, the association called on CMS to hold harmless all providers participating in the MSSP program and the Next Generation ACO Program, for all financial losses they experience in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.. . READ MORE    

Health Affairs | April 14, 2020
The purpose of this two-part Health Affairs Blog post is to summarize impacts, issues, and policy implications due to the coronavirus pandemic for the largest payment reform program in the country: ACOs. Clinician organizations participating in, and payers running, payment reform programs face significant uncertainty. ACOs, in particular, face substantial risk of financial loss related to their cost-performance requirements, and decisions to stay in the program or leave are rapidly approaching... READ MORE    

Healthcare Dive | April 15, 2020    
As the coronavirus sickens tens of thousands of Americans while pressuring the bottom lines of medical providers, analysts worry the pandemic could also hit pause on the decades-long march toward value-based care, as hospitals and doctors look to recoup revenue in the short-term instead of putting more dollars at risk.. . READ MORE    

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