The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center is accepting the second and final round of applications for its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, which will begin its second performance year on Jan. 1, 2017. Participants in the model take on greater performance risk than those in current models, and may also share in a greater portion of savings. Eligible participants include physicians and other practitioners, hospitals that employ or have partnership arrangements with physicians or other practitioners, critical access hospitals, and rural health clinics. Applications are due May 25, with associated lists of providers and service areas due June 3. Interested organizations also must submit a letter of intent by April 1. The Innovation Center will host Open Door Forums on the model March 8 and 22. Currently, 21 ACOs participate in the model.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Centers for Medicare…
Headline
"Medicare for All" sounds like a good idea ... but we have a better way to meet today’s challenges, create a healthier tomorrow – and advance health in America.
Headline
Beginning June 11, hospitals, physicians and other eligible providers may submit notices of intent to apply to participate in the Jan. 1, 2020 start date for…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare…
Headline
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and 14 of his Democratic colleagues today introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019, legislation that would create a national…
Headline
“Medicare for All” is a “raw deal” for the American people and taxpayers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said today during a plenary session at…