An ACO story: How calculated risk is paying off

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began offering the voluntary Shared Savings Program to improve healthcare’s track record with outcomes, experience and cost. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that demonstrate quality and savings earn rewards – the more risk they take on, the more money they can earn.

But, for various reasons, the majority of ACOs have opted for the one-sided risk arrangement (Track 1), in which there is no downside because they do not share losses. In fact, only one in five ACOs have opted for two-sided risk arrangements (Track 1+, Track 2, Track 3) that offer a larger portion of savings if successful……..

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An ACO story: How calculated risk is paying off

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