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CMS preps ‘next generation’ ACO model
Modern Healthcare

The CMS Innovation Center unveiled plans for a new test of accountable care with greater financial risk for hospitals and doctors but also more freedom to influence how patients seek medical care. The new program would launch in January 2016 and expand the following year to reach a total of 15 to 20 accountable care organizations, the CMS’ Dr. Patrick Conway said during an Association of Health Care Journalists event Tuesday. Conway is the CMS deputy administrator for innovation and quality and its chief medical officer.