Press Releases & Letters 2019

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December

New Independent Analysis Shows ACOs Have Saved Medicare $3.53 Billion

November

NAACOS Statement on Direct Contracting Request for Applications
NAACOS responds to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force’s request for information

House Version of ACO “Rural Glitch” Bill Introduced

October

Statement on New Payment Models and Goals to Move to Value-Based Care

NAACOS Supports ACO "Rural Glitch" Bill

NAACOS Statement on HHS's Proposed Regulations to Modernize Fraud and Abuse Rules

September 

ACOs saved Medicare $1.7 billion in 2018 

Nine groups urge CMS to pay Medicare bonuses

NAACOS submits comments on the proposed Radiation Oncology Model and ESRD Treatment Choices Model

NAACOS responds to Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Task Force’s solicitation

August 

NAACOS Joins Coalition in Commending Administration’s Actions to Modernize Substance Use Disorder Treatment Privacy Law and Enhance Coordinated Care and Safety 

NAACOS Responds to CMS RFI on Patients Over Paperwork Initiative

July

Statement on the Office of Inspector General Report on the Medicare Shared Savings Program

CMS Announces 2019 Medicare ACO Class

June

Statement on MedPAC’s June Report to Congress

NAACOS filed public comments to CMS and ONC responding to proposed rules on greater health information exchange

    • Joint letter to CMS asked the agency to finalize requirement to share ADT feeds with some changes 

May

NAACOS Offers Feedback on New Direct Contracting Options

NAACOS submits feedback on new Geographic and Professional and Global Options of Direct Contracting Models from the CMS Innovation Center

NAACOS calls for MACRA changes in Statement for the Record to the Senate Finance Committee

NAACOS-led Letter Urges HHS to Certify Next Generation ACO Model 

April

Statement on Medicare’s New Alternative Payment Models

NAACOS advocates for one-sided ACOs to have access to telehealth in revised legislation

March 

NAACOS Calls for Greater Transparency in Innovation Center’s Work

NAACOS writes Senate HELP Committee on ways to lower health care costs

February

NAACOS submits comments on modifying HIPAA Rules to improve coordinated care

January

NAACOS-Led Letter  to CMS Asks for Later Application Deadline

NAACOS Calls for Later Application Deadline for Medicare ACOs

NAACOS Announces 2019 Board of Directors