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Medicare’s Pioneer program down to 19 ACOs after three more exit
Modern Healthcare

Three years after CMS carefully selected 32 accountable care organizations deemed best able to manage the Pioneer program’s financial risks, three more decided they no longer want to. The new departures—the program is now down to 19 ACOs—suggest even the most sophisticated health systems may be unwilling to take losses as policymakers test new payment and delivery models.

Franciscan Alliance in Indianapolis, Genesys PHO in Flint, Mich., and Renaissance Health Network in Wayne, Pa., have exited the program, which is now in its third year.

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