News and Advocacy

  • Accountable Care Organization 2017 Quality Measure Narrative Specifications

  • 2017 GPRO Web Interface measure documentation- ACOs must use specifications identified for Web Interface reporting on the Quality Payment Program Education and Tools webpage. CMS 2017 measure information forms (MIFs) are available for ACO claims-based measures on the Shared Savings Program quality webpage.

  • ASPE releases report to Congress on social risk factors & value based programs, addressing ACOs specifically in Chapter 9 (page 222) 

  • NAACOS releases final 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule summary reviewing key changes for ACOs including quality reporting changes for 2017. 

  • NAACOS submits letter to CMS on draft quality measure development plan 

  • NAACOS Signs Comment Letter with Patient Quality of Life Coalition on CY2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 

  • The final 2015 CMS rules on Quality Measures and Benchmarking for the MSSP were published October 31, 2014. Read the text of the rule applicable to ACOs.

  • NAACOS Opposes CMS Proposed Changes to ACO Quality Benchmarks

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