CMS Lays Out ACO Application Timeline For 2020 Start

April 12, 2019
CMS will start accepting on June 11 perspective notices from accountable care organizations that intend to join the revamped program in 2020, and the application window runs from July 1 through noon on July 29. The agency expects ACO agreements with CMS to be signed in December. CMS finished its ACO program overhaul in a Dec. 21 rule that shortened the time ACOs can participate without the risk of penalties for poor performance and lowered the shared savings rate for...

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