AMA and others ask CMS not to finalize proposed ACO quality changes

Elvera Bartels

Citing the ongoing COVID-19 public overall health crisis, 10 top health care companies are urging CMS not to move ahead with alterations to how accountable treatment companies and other alternative payment types are assessed on high-quality in the Medicare Shared Savings Software and the merit-based incentive payment method.

The proposed alterations are in the 2021 proposed medical doctor rate plan.

CMS proposes to abruptly stop the use of the Web Interface reporting mechanism, a resource that has been used given that the MSSP’s inception, the group reported. 

The proposed rule would also get rid of the pay-for-reporting yr at the moment delivered to ACOs starting an preliminary MSSP deal, as well as individual measures that are freshly released to the evaluate established.

CMS also proposes sizeable alterations to the high-quality evaluate established ACOs need to report underneath the new APM Performance Pathway. 

Last but not least, the proposed rule would

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