Medicare’s new ACO model aims to smooth cash flow Last Updated: March 18, 2015
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HealthLeaders Media: With the announcement of a new accountable care payment model last week, federal officials are forging ahead with their efforts to boost value-based payments for Medicare services. The Next Generation ACO model unveiled last week seeks to advance Medicare’s accountable care payment initiatives, according to Patrick Conway, MD, chief medical officer and deputy administrator for innovation and quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Premier Inc. says the Next Generation ACO adds a welcomed accountable care option for Medicare providers, but few organizations are prepared to participate in the new model.

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