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After Azar says ACO results are lackluster . . .

ACOs Urge Patience, Say Success Shouldn't Be Measured By CMS Benchmarks

March 09, 2018
The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations is calling for patience after HHS Secretary Alex Azar said ACOs' performance has been underwhelming, with the group arguing an ACO's success should be defined by how the organization compares to other providers, not just to CMS benchmarks. One lobbyist, however, said there is no denying that the results have been lackluster and that the savings from ACOs have been “rounding dust.” Azar on Monday (March 5) said ACOs' “lackluster” results were not...