April 29, 2022
Transition to Value
  • CMS leaders outlined several changes to increase participation in value-based care models and target smaller providers that treat patients in underserved areas. CMS officials said the agency is investigating how to alter accountable care organization (ACO) benchmark calculations to better adjust for savings and to improve equity. For example, the agency, “will align testing of new ACO models and features with the Shared Savings Program and will hold certain aspects, such as financial parameters, constant.” CMS could also waive other program requirements to evaluate the effects of these changes on participation in ACOs, savings, and equity. (Article here)