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MSSP Final Rule Panned by Providers
HealthLeaders Media

Providers are bracing for a bumpy ride in the drive to quicken adoption of value-based payment at Medicare.

The least risky accountable care option available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services value-based payment palette was released last week with the Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

When the rule goes into effect, on August 3, MSSP participants will be allowed to bank a share of cost-effectiveness gains. The vast majority of participating providers have signed up for MSSP Track 1, where they avoid downside risk if performance benchmarks are not met.