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CMS Taps 27 ACOs to Start Shared Savings Program
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Using the term “phenomenal” at least three times to describe the health industry’s response, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services executive on Tuesday named 27 accountable care organizations to begin the Medicare Shared Savings Program April 1. Another 150 groups have submitted applications in hope of being accepted for the second group, to start July 1.

“There were some who doubted last year that the rule-making process would produce any ACOs,” CMS’s deputy administrator Jonathan Blum said in a media briefing Tuesday.

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