Thank you to Representatives Ron Kind, Suzan DelBene, Ami Bera, Mike Kelly, Darin LaHood and Brad Wenstrup for their leadership in calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra to extend the Next Generation ACO model one additional year. This is good policy and in the interest of Medicare beneficiaries who are receiving superior care under this advanced alternative payment model.
With the model set to end in 2021, Next Generation ACOs are faced with the option of going to a lower risk model or exiting alternative payment models all together. Next Generation ACOs achieved superior quality improvement and generated significant savings to Medicare while incenting providers to innovate care delivery. Premier strongly supports these bipartisan lawmakers' call and urges CMS to act immediately to extend the model.