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Medicare ACOs Move Closer to Commercial Model Under Final Rule
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The Department of Health and Human Services is making Medicare accountable care organizations look more like commercial ACOs in effort to gain the interest of providers. A sweeping set of revisions to the final rules governing Medicare ACOs was announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Thursday. Prospective assignment, advanced payment, and accelerated shared savings are among the commercial ACO features that will now be available in Medicare ACOs, explains Michael Nugent, managing director of managed care practice for Navigant Consulting.