ACOs Say Quality Measure Change Wasn’t Communicated, Affects Scores

April 11, 2019
The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) recently sent a letter to CMS asking the agency to make a tobacco-use quality measure, which was changed by agency, into a pay-for-reporting measure rather than a pay-for-performance one since NAACOS said CMS didn’t adequately communicate changes and ACO performance scores have suffered. ACOs are required to report various quality measures to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Measures that are pay-for-reporting allow an ACO to receive savings for providing the...

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