Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has issued a white paper, CMS issues Pathways to Success ACO proposed rule, that discusses the proposed policy changes that would significantly alter the Medicare ACO program.
On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited Pathways to Success proposed rule. On the same day, CMS Administrator Seema Verma published a related article on the Health Affairs Blog. If finalized, the policies in the proposed rule would usher in significant changes for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), beginning with performance years that start on January 1, 2019.
Written by Denise Glass (Dallas) and Jeff Wurzburg (San Antonio), the white paper discusses the potential impact on ACOs, including the restructuring of MSSP tracks to encourage increased risk sharing, and other proposed regulatory changes that ACOs, ACO Participants, and other stakeholders would need to comply with moving forward.
Download the white paper.