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CMS to Answer Questions on New ACO Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold three more Open Door Forums on the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model. This new model is for experienced ACOs that want the opportunity for more financial risk  and reward than in current ACO models. The upcoming Open Door Forums will cover the following aspects of the new model:

CMS expects 15 to 20 ACOs to participate in the Next Generation ACO Model, including existing ACOs and new providers with a minimum of 10,000 beneficiaries. Eligibility criteria can be found in the request for applicationsLetters of intent are due May 1, and applications are due June 1.

CMS has previously held two informational calls on the Next Generation ACO Model.

Contact Beth Feldpush, DrPH, senior vice president of policy and advocacy, at or 202.585.0111 with questions.


About the Author

Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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