Evaluation of the Accountable Care Organization Investment Model: Final Report
Examines the ACO Investment Model (AIM) over three performance years. AIM tested the use of prepaid shared savings to encourage new ACOs to form in rural and underserved areas and to encourage current Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs to transition to arrangements with greater financial risk. Reports on AIM results related to ACO formation, risk-taking, and sustainability, including the impact of rurality. Also discusses impacts on healthcare costs, utilization, and quality of care.
Abt Associates, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Accountable Care Organizations · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models