Mirick O'Connell: Can Next Generation ACO Drive Patient Engagement?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center recently revealed plans for a new payment initiative – the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model – which focuses on a unique accountable care opportunity designed to achieve the utmost quality care standards. The Next Generation ACO Model of payment and care delivery stems from involvement with the Pioneer ACO Model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program). It involves three initial performance years and two optional one-year extensions, says CMS.

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