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MSSP Proposed Rule may mean major changes for Medicare ACOs

MSSP Proposed Rule may mean major changes for Medicare ACOs

CMS recently released a Proposed Rule suggesting significant changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, aimed at accelerating the path for providers participating in a Medicare ACO to take on risk for the cost and care of their patient populations. The following is a summary of key changes proposed to the MSSP.

Hot Topic: CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative

Hot Topic: CMS' Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative

The CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has spent the last 6 years testing out a variety of models for value-based care and payment--the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and other ACO models, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, and various Medicaid and CHIP initiatives. As the Administration doubles down on its commitment to shift payments away from fee-for-service (FFS), it continues to innovate, building programs to align incentives to person-centered, comprehensive, high quality health care. In that vein, in July of this year, CMS will begin taking applications from practices for participation in a new CMMI program: the CPC+ program.

Rebecca E. Gwilt speaking at CMS' DATA PRIVACY DAY Forum

Rebecca E. Gwilt speaking at CMS' DATA PRIVACY DAY Forum

NLG Partner Rebecca E. Gwilt speaking at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services DATA PRIVACY DAY forum, alongside Maya Bernstein, HHS ASPE Senior Advisor for Privacy Policy and Rogelyn McLean, HHS Office of General Counsel. Rebecca will be sharing her perspective on the role of the government in creating a workable framework for HIPAA compliance and the role of the private sector in respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.