Medicare Shared Savings Program and Rural Providers
Provides an overview of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) for rural providers. Reports that the Medicare Shared Savings Program will reward Accountable Care Organizations that lower their growth in healthcare costs while meeting performance standards on quality of care. The regulations provide for FQHCs and RHCs to participate in the Shared Savings Program by becoming their own ACOs, or by joining an ACO as an ACO participant along with other organizations.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Accountable Care Organizations · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Legislation and regulations · Rural Health Clinics