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Medicare Shared Savings Program and Advance Payment Model Application Process National Provider Call
Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule under the Affordable Care Act to establish the Medicare Shared Savings Program, along with a notice for the Advance Payment Model that will provide additional support to physician-led and rural ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. These two initiatives will help providers participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to improve quality of care for Medicare patients.

On Thursday, March 1, 2012, CMS hosted a National Provider Call, where subject matter experts provided an overview and updates to the Medicare Shared Savings Program application and Advance Payment Model application processes. A question and answer session followed the presentations.

The Medicare Shared Savings Program Application and the Advance Payment Model webpages have important information, dates, and materials on the application process. Call participants are encouraged to review the applications and materials prior to the call.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience:

Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers

Presentation Materials:

Podcast 1 of 3: Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process [ZIP, 20MB]

Podcast 2 of 3: Advance Payment Model Application Process [ZIP, 6MB]

Podcast 3 of 3: Question and Answer Session [ZIP, 24MB]

National Provider Call Slide Presentation 3/1/2012 [PDF, 1.91MB]

National Provider Call Complete Audio File 3/1/2012 [ZIP, 13.2MB]

National Provider Call Complete Written Transcript 3/1/2012 [PDF, 148KB]

For More Information:

For more information on the Medicare Shared Savings Program, please visit