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CMMI Announces Advanced Payment Model ACOs

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced 15 new Advanced Payment Model Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), including one based in Sacramento. California now has 15 ACOs, including those in the Medicare Shared Savings and Pioneer ACO programs. The Advanced Payment model is designed for physician-based and rural providers who may need assistance with upfront costs in order to make the proper investments in their infrastructure to better coordinate care. On Aug. 1, CMMI will begin accepting applications for the next round of Advanced Payment Model ACOs for a Jan. 1, 2013, start date. For application information, visit http://innovations.cms.gov/initiatives/ACO/Advance-Payment/Application-Info.html.

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