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Deadline for Round 2 of Advance Payment ACO Is Feb. 17

The Advance Payment Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model — an initiative for participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program — is designed for physician-based and rural providers that have come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to the Medicare patients they serve. Through the Advance Payment ACO Model, selected participants will receive upfront and monthly payments, which they can use to make important investments in their care coordination infrastructures.

The Advance Payment ACO Model was initially announced last October, and the first application period closed Feb.1. To apply for the initiative, applicants must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) — due Feb. 17 — to apply for the Medicare Shared Savings Program performance period that begins July 1. Instructions for the NOI process are available at Organizations that submit an NOI by the deadline will have the opportunity to submit applications to both the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Advance Payment ACO Model from March 1 through March 30. Contact: Alyssa Keefe, (202) 488-4688,; Dietmar Grellmann, (916) 552-7572,