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CMS names ACOs leaving Pioneer program
Modern Healthcare

Seven Medicare Pioneer accountable care organizations that didn’t produce savings in the first year of the Obama administration’s most ambitious test of the accountable care model have told the CMS they will leave the Pioneer program and enter the Medicare Shared Savings Program model, while another two participants have indicated they will leave Medicare accountable care entirely, the federal agency announced Tuesday.

At the same time, the CMS said all 32 Pioneer participants did well on reported quality measures and earned incentive payments for their quality achievements.