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CMS Unveils New ACO Investment Model for Small, Rural Providers
California Healthline

On Wednesday, CMS announced a new model intended to help small and rural providers develop the infrastructure necessary to succeed in Medicare’s accountable care organization program, Modern Healthcare reports (Evans, Modern Healthcare, 10/15).

The ACO Investment Model is for organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Through the model, CMS will invest up to $114 million in infrastructure and redesigned care processes at up to 75 MSSP participants. The goal is to increase the number of Medicare beneficiaries who can participate in Medicare ACOs (CMS release, 10/15).