CHA News Article

CMS Announces ACOs Joining Medicare Shared Savings Program Jan. 1

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 89 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will join the Medicare Shared Savings Program, for a total of 405 ACOs participating in the program next year and serving more than 7.2 million beneficiaries. According to CMS, when combined with the Innovation Center’s 19 Pioneer ACOs, it will have a total of 424 ACOs serving more than 7.8 million beneficiaries.  

Of the 89 ACOs added, five serve California, including:

  • Advanced Premier Physicians ACO
  • Akira Health of Los Angeles
  • American Rural ACO
  • National Rural ACO II
  • Physicians Accountable Care Solutions

For a list of the 89 new ACOs, see the CMS website. For more information, visit http://blog.cms.gov/2014/12/22/acos-moving-ahead/.

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