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Shared Savings Program

Now available: Notice of Intent to Apply and application cycle dates for a January 1, 2021 start date. Refer to the Application Types & Timeline webpage for more details.

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About the Program

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) is committed to achieving better health for individuals, better population health, and lowering growth in expenditures.
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For Accountable Care
Organizations (ACOs)

Find information about the Shared Savings Program application process, program participation, financial benchmarking, quality reporting, and more.
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In the News

Find recent press releases about the program.
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7/17/2019 Health Affairs Blog: Medicare Shared Savings Program grows, with more ACOs taking accountability, under "Pathways to Success"
12/21/18 CMS Finalizes “Pathways to Success,” an Overhaul of Medicare’s National ACO Program
CMS Finalizes Changes to Advance Innovation, Restore Focus on Patients

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For Providers

Find information about eligibility requirements, locating ACOs in your area, and coordinating care as an ACO provider.
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For Beneficiaries

Find information about what to expect from your doctor if he/she participates in a Shared Savings Program ACO.
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Program Data

Find publicly available datasets related to ACO participation and performance.
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Program Statutes
& Regulations

Find final rules, program statutes, and other regulatory documents for the Shared Savings Program.
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Program Guidance
& Specifications

Find guidance and specification documents relevant to the application process and program participation.
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