Washington D.C. (June, 2020) – The NGACO Coalition’s Feedback on Model Adjustments for COVID-19 (excerpt) On behalf of the Next Generation ACO Coalition, we write to thank you for the flexibilities you have implemented, including extending Next Gen for 2021, and request additional modifications to the program to bolster the move to performance-based risk. Next […]
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Washington D.C. (June, 2020) – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center announced that the Next Generation ACO model will be extended for an additional year. On behalf of our 21 ACO members and the thousands of patients we serve across the country, the Next Generation ACO Coalition thanks CMS and […]
Washington D.C. (April, 2020) – The NGACO Coalition, which represents 20 of the Next Generation ACOs, is requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services use its regulatory authority to freeze the MACRA patient count threshold for Advanced APM bonus eligibility at current levels. The attached document outlines the challenges presented by planned threshold […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan, 2020) – The NGACO Coalition’s Feedback on Direct Contracting Model (excerpt) CMMI Should Reduce the Financial Exposure in the Direct Contracting (DC) Model Issue: The current financial model includes a 2-5% discount for global model participants; a 2% retention withhold for early termination; a 5% quality withhold; and a leakage withhold. CMMI […]
CMS has released three new case studies describing innovative programs from Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The case studies feature ACO initiatives related to: promoting staff development through leadership academies, conducting home visits, and engaging providers. The case studies highlight ACOs participating in the Next Generation ACO Model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Each […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 30, 2019) – The Next Generation (Next Gen) Accountable Care Organization Coalition represents 21 of the existing Next Gen ACOs. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in as you continue to design and implement the future portfolio of performance-based risk models. The Next Generation ACO model has demonstrated that organizations can be successful […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 30, 2019) – The undersigned organizations write to encourage the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the duration and scope of the NGACO model to be a permanent, voluntary offering in the performance-based risk model portfolio beginning with the 2021 performance year. Participants in the NGACO model have demonstrated success […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 10, 2019) – CMS has released a public ACO Care Coordination Toolkit showing the work of ACOs and End-Stage Renal Disease Care (ESRD) Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) participating in the Shared Savings Program, Next Generation ACO Model, and the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model. The toolkit highlights innovative care coordination strategies that ACOs […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 26, 2019) – The undersigned organizations write to encourage the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) to continue to improve transparency and stability as you develop a successful portfolio of payment models. While we appreciate steps the agency has taken, such as hosting stakeholder roundtable discussions to gather input, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2018) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today reported more than $164 million in Medicare savings – with strong performance on quality metrics – for 44 Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations in 2017. This builds on savings of $62 million across 18 Next Generation ACOs in 2016. “We applaud […]