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8 Things to Know About the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Final Rule

Submitted by Marshall Riddle on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 11:51

  1. Quality measurements reduced from 65 to 33
  2. All ACOs must eventually transition into Track 2 models
  3. The final rule eliminates barring ACOs with net losses from continued participation in the program
  4. The requirement that healthcare providers use electronic health records to report quality measures has been eliminated
  5. Participants can only be part of a single ACO
  6. Retrospective assignment has been slightly modified
  7. CMS will use a "step-wise approach" as the basic assignment methodology
  8. Governance is no longer required to be proportional to ownership

Source: Becker's ASC Review
Source URL: http://www.beckersasc.com/news-analysis/8-things-to-know-abo...

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