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Find the latest press releases about the Shared Savings Program and related initiatives.

2017

Jan 18 2017

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that 99 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and 79 renewing ACOs have been accepted to participate in the seventh cycle of the Shared Savings Program. As of January 1, 2017, there are 480 ACOs participating in the Shared Savings Program.

To view a complete list of participating ACOs, see PY 2017 Data.

2016

Dec 20 2016

New Innovation Center Model Beginning PY 2018

CMS announced a new CMS Innovation Center model, the Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model (Track 1+ Model), beginning in 2018, that will test a payment design that incorporates more limited downside risk than is currently present in Tracks 2 or 3 of the Shared Savings Program to encourage progression to performance-based risk by Track 1 ACOs.

Aug 25 2016

PY 2015 Financial and Quality Performance Results

CMS released financial and quality performance results for 392 ACOs with 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 agreement start dates.

To view the complete performance results, see PY 2015 Performance Results.

Jan 11 2016

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that 100 new ACOs and 147 renewing ACOs have been accepted to participate in the sixth cycle of the Shared Savings Program. As of January 1, 2016, there are 434 ACOs participating in the Shared Savings Program.

To view a complete list of participating ACOs, see PY 2016 Data.

2015

Aug 25 2015

PY 2014 Financial and Quality Performance Results

CMS released financial and quality performance results for 333 ACOs with 2012, 2013, and 2014 agreement start dates.

To view the results, see PY 2014 Performance Results.

2014

Dec 22 2014

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that 89 new ACOs have been accepted to participate in the fifth cycle of the Shared Savings Program, which begins on January 1, 2015.

To view a complete list of participating ACOs, see PY 2015 Data.

Nov 7 2014

PY1 FINAL Financial and Quality Performance Results Released

CMS released the final financial and quality performance results for ACOs with 2012 and 2013 agreement start dates.

To view the results, see PY1 Performance Results.

Sept 22 2014

PY1 Quality Performance Results

CMS announced the PY1 quality performance results for ACOs with 2012 and 2013 agreement start dates. For PY1, CMS defined the quality performance standard at the level of complete and accurate reporting for all quality measures. In PY1, 209 ACOs met the quality performance standard and were eligible to share in savings, if earned. Quality performance for PY1 reconciliation for ACOs with 2012 start dates is based on complete and accurate reporting of all required quality measures for Calendar Year 2012 (CY 2012) and CY 2013. Quality performance for PY1 reconciliation for ACOs with 2013 start dates is based on complete and accurate reporting of all required quality measures for CY 2013. The quality performance results provided in the PY1 announcement reflect CY 2013 performance rates for 220 ACOs. The CY 2013 mean quality performance rate for each measure, across all ACOs, is also provided.

Sept 16 2014

PY1 FINAL Financial and Quality Performance Results Announced

CMS announced PY1 FINAL financial and quality performance results for ACOs with 2012 and 2013 agreement start dates. 53 ACOs with 2012 and 2013 start dates generated shared savings during their first performance year; PY1 is a 21- or 18-month period for ACOs with 2012 start dates, and a 12-month period for ACOs with 2013 start dates. ACOs that generated savings earned a performance payment if they met the quality standard. One Track 2 ACO with shared losses must repay CMS.

Jan 30 2014

PY1 INTERIM Financial Reconciliation Results

CMS announced PY1 INTERIM financial reconciliation results for ACOs that started in April and July 2012. 31 ACOs that started in the Shared Savings Program in April or July 2012 generated shared savings or losses during their first 12 months of participation. We will complete the FINAL PY1 reconciliation later this year on all ACOs that started in 2012 and 2013. Consequently, an ACO's final performance results may differ from their interim results. ACOs that earned a performance payment were eligible for interim payment because they met the quality standard, elected the interim payment option in their application, and posted the required repayment mechanism. A Track 2 ACO with shared losses must repay CMS based on interim PY1 reconciliation if it elected the interim payment option in its application and posted the required repayment mechanism.

2013

Dec 23 2013

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that 123 new ACOs have been accepted to participate in the fourth cycle of the Shared Savings Program, which begins on January 1, 2014.

To view a complete list of participating ACOs, see PY 2014 Data.

Jan 10 2013

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that 106 new ACOs have been accepted to participate in the third cycle of the Shared Savings Program, which began on January 1, 2013.

To view a complete list of participating ACOs, see PY 2013 Data.

2012

Jul 9 2012

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that 88 new ACOs have been accepted to participate in the second cycle of the Shared Savings Program, which began on July 1, 2012.

Apr 10 2012

New ACOs Join the Shared Savings Program

CMS announced that new ACOs have been accepted to participate in the first cycle of the Shared Savings Program, which began on April 1, 2012.

2011

Nov 10 2011

The Shared Savings Program Final Rule

 

 

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