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Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)
Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

The Medicare Shared Savings Program: Risk vs Reward

By

Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Launched in 2013, the MSSP is CMS’s largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, covering 10.5 million assigned Medicare beneficiaries in 2018. The MSSP is the key component in Medicare payment reform, utilizing ACO models to lead the transformation from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based health care. It’s no secret that...

Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

ACO'S & the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP): How They Strategize Together Towards Value

By

Scott Hodgin

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February 19, 2018

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 introduced a new era in healthcare payment reform. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was tasked to create a number of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) designed to accommodate the multiplicity of healthcare disorders and patient population scenarios, while shifting the environment of health care from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based care. CMS introduced the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) as an APM designed to encourage voluntary networks of physician...

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