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7 Steps to Navigate Payment Allocation Under ACOs
Becker's Hospital Review

Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, a Medicare ACO can receive payment for meeting quality metrics and reducing costs. If a Medicare ACO reduces its Medicare expenditures below a benchmark, it is eligible to receive part of the savings from Medicare — up to 50 percent for ACOs in the shared savings only track and up to 60 percent for ACOs in the shared savings/losses track, depending on the ACO’s performance score. In the first year, an ACO can collect on this potential shared savings if it reports on all 33 quality measures.