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Several Pioneer ACOs may exit program
Modern Healthcare

Medicare’s most ambitious test of accountable care could lose a substantial number of its participants after the first year. As many as nine of 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations—the name given to Medicare’s first and highest-risk test of the payment model—may exit the program, according to the CMS, and at least four have started to notify providers. At least four of the departing ACOs tentatively say they will join Medicare’s lower-risk ACO alternative, the Shared Savings Program, the CMS said. Pioneers must decide by July 31.

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