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CMS fixed its ACO benchmarking problem. That may not be enough
Modern Healthcare

The Obama administration has solved what many viewed as a critical flaw in the bonus structure for Medicare’s accountable care organizations.

Physician buy-in is critical for the long-term sustainability of the ACO program, which could play an important role within Medicare’s broader reforms to physician payments under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, or MACRA. On the other hand, MACRA could inspire physicians to quit the whole ACO enterprise.