CMS Proposes New Direction For Medicare Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule that would set a new direction for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Specifically, the proposed rule would redesign the participation options available under the program to encourage Accountable Care Organizations to transition to two-sided models that include not only shared savings, but shared risk, beginning with agreement periods starting on July 1, 2019 and in subsequent years. ACC Advocacy leaders and staff are reviewing the proposed rule and will submit formal comments as part of the 60-day comment period ending Oct. 16. Read more on ACC.org.