Building On CMS's Accountable Care Vision To Improve Care For Medicare Beneficiaries
Describes progress the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made to date in its accountable care strategy. Outlines areas that CMS is exploring to accelerate the growth of and access to accountable care organizations (ACOs) that can support improved care and quality for beneficiaries, especially those in rural and underserved areas. Covers aligning the testing of ACO models and features with the Shared Savings Program (SSP), growth in the SSP, and using ACOs to reach more underserved populations and promote health equity.
Purva Rawal, Douglas Jacobs, Elizabeth Fowler, Meena Seshamani
Health Affairs Forefront
Accountable Care Organizations · Health disparities · Medicare · Policy · Reimbursement and payment models · Service delivery models