ACO Quality

News and Advocacy

  • CMS Releases Final 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule and fact sheet, including final quality measure set for ACOs: see Table 40 on p. 1086-1087
  • NAACOS submits comments in response to proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule to urge CMS to maintain current MSSP ACO quality scoring approach

  • NAACOS Advocacy Results in Changes to ACO-17 Scoring

  • NAACOS urges CMS to make changes to scoring of ACO-17 (smoking cessation) quality measure for 2018

  • 2017 Quality Payment Program Reporting Experience Posted by CMS shows high quality for ACOs

  • NAACOS Submits Comments on CQMC Measure Prioritization Approaches

  • NAACOS submits letter to NQF on draft attribution report

  • OIG Report Highlights Excellent ACO Quality Performance

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

NAACOS Resources

  • NAACOS analysis of the proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, which includes discussions of several key quality scoring and reporting changes for 2020

  • New in 2019- Annual ACO CEHRT Attestation Requirement

  • NAACOS analysis of the final 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule including changes to the 2019 ACO quality measure set

  • NAACOS Summary of the Final 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule including ACO quality changes

  • NAACOS Resource on Preparing for a Quality Measures Validation Audit 
     

CMS Resources

  • 2019 MSSP Quality Measures Finalized in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule

  • CMS Posts 2019 Quality Measure Information Forms for ACOs (under ‘Quality Measures and Reporting Specifications’)

  • CMS example of 2018 MIPS quality scoring for ACOs 

Public Use Files

  • The CMS Public Use File contains ACO quality performance and is updated on an annual basis 

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