Public Materials

  • Brief

    November 23, 2015

    New Quality Measure Shows Program Evolution

    Finalized in the Physician Fee Schedule for 2016, CMS is adding a 34th measure to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) – Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of...

  • Brief

    November 17, 2015

    CMS Finalizes Bundled Payment Initiative for Hip & Knee Replacements

    CMS released the final rule for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, the bundled payment model that holds certain hospitals accountable for the quality of care delivered to...

  • Brief

    November 3, 2015

    New Rule Extends Fraud & Abuse Waivers for the MSSP

    CMS and OIG have issued a final rule formalizing waivers of specified fraud and abuse laws in relation to the MSSP. The rule finalizes five waivers relating to certain provisions of the physician...

  • White Paper

    October 26, 2015

    Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations in 2015

    In January, an additional 89 provider organizations joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) as accountable care organizations (ACOs). While this year’s new entrants are a smaller...

  • Publications

    October 26, 2015

    Health Policy

    Recent data suggest that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are improving important aspects of care and some are achieving early cost savings, but there is a long way to go. Not all ACOs will...

  • Publications

    October 26, 2015

    Adopting Accountable Care: An Implementation Guide for Physician Practices

    Our nation’s health care system continues to undergo significant transformation to address the quality and high cost of care. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have become a substantial...

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