Give ACOs a break, AHA tells CMS In­no­va­tion Cen­ter

Modern Healthcare - - LATE NEWS - —Me­lanie Evans

The Amer­i­can Hospi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion is lob­by­ing the CMS In­no­va­tion Cen­ter to make it eas­ier for ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tions to earn Medi­care bonuses and de­lay po­ten­tial penal­ties.

In a let­ter to Dr. Patrick Con­way, the In­no­va­tion Cen­ter’s di­rec­tor, the AHA said that fi­nan­cial risks out­weighed the po­ten­tial bonuses for hos­pi­tals un­der the Medi­care Shared Sav­ings Pro­gram, the ac­count­able care ini­tia­tive cre­ated by the Pa­tient Pro­tec­tion and Af­ford­able Care Act.

“The No. 1 way to in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion in ACO pro­grams is to mod­ify the shared-sav­ings de­ter­mi­na­tion to en­sure that more ACOs are able to re­ceive a bonus—and a larger bonus—so that they can con­tinue to in­vest in the pro­gram,” the let­ter stated.

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