On December 19, CMS announced the selection of 32 Pioneer ACO organizations, five of which are Boston-based: Beth Israel Deaconess, Mt. Auburn, Steward, Atrius, and Partners Healthcare.To participate in the shared savings model, we'll need to compute 33 different quality metrics and submit them via survey, claims or the group practice reporting web interface (GPRO).What are these metrics?7 measure the Patient/Caregiver Experience based on survey6 measure Care Coordination/ Patient Safety 6 based on claims or submissions to the GPRO web interface8 measure Preventative Health based on submissions to the GPRO web interface12 measure care to At Risk Population based on submissions to the GPRO web interfaceHere's a comprehensive list of what needs to be computed, how, and when.
After the anncounement of the final rule on 10/20, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has released the 2012 application for their Medicare Shared Savings program. Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) that are interested have t... Read Post
Now that CMS has announced the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations or ACOs. The new program is another incentive program, like Meaningful Use (MU), but unlike MU there are no penalties for not particip... Read Post