‘Next Generation’ ACOs: How they differ from Pioneer, MSSP models Last Updated: March 18, 2015
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Fierce Healthcare: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ newest accountable care organization model aims to address problems experienced by the Pioneer ACOs that caused many to drop out when they failed to achieve the performance benchmarks and financial savings…┬áBlair Childs of Premier says that the organization is eager to work with its members to assess the model. CMS’ announcement “gives healthcare providers another Medicare payment option with substantially greater flexibility to provide innovative, high-quality care to a defined group of beneficiaries,” he says.

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