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Interest in Medicare ACOs could hinge on rule expected soon
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is expected to issue final regulations soon that could significantly affect whether hospitals and doctors remain willing to participate in Medicare’s accountable care program.The Medicare Shared Savings Program for accountable care organizations provides incentives for hospitals and doctors to manage the medical cost and quality for a patient group. The new regulations could change the size of the incentives, how Medicare calculates ACO savings and which patients the hospitals and doctors are responsible for.