100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know

A significant number of accountable care organizations have formed since this publication's 2012 list of "80 Accountable Care Organizations to Know," and there were also some noteworthy developments from existing ACOs.

Medicare ACOs proliferated within the past year. CMS named the original 32 Pioneer ACOs in December 2011 and the first 27 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in April 2012. It added 87 more ACOs to the MSSP program in July 2012 for the program's second performance period, and 106 ACOs for the program's third performance period, which began Jan. 1, 2013. CMS expects to add another 100 to 200 ACOs within the next two years.

It hasn't all been smooth sailing, however, as CMS experienced some contention with the 32 Pioneer ACOs in 2013. The Pioneers asked CMS to reconsider the quality metrics they are required to report on in 2013, urging CMS to hold them to reporting status only in 2013 instead of tying payments to performance. In April, CMS denied that request.

Read the full list on Becker's Hospital Review.

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