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Two more Pioneer ACOs exit as new CMS model emerges
Modern Healthcare

The most ambitious accountable care effort by the CMS will enter its final year with half the participants that began the program. In 2012, 32 accountable care organizations became Pioneers who would accept the risk of losses—but also the potential for bonuses—based on how well hospitals and doctors could control Medicare spending and deliver quality care. The CMS refused to say how many Pioneers have dropped out, but the number that have publicly exited the program grew this week to 16. Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association and the Steward Health Care System, both based in Massachusetts, have withdrawn.