CMS Proposes To Boost ACOs With Advanced Pay, Benchmark Changes

By Bridget Early, Michelle M. Stein / July 7, 2022 at 9:38 PM
CMS on Thursday (July 7) proposed in the 2023 physician fee schedule to jumpstart accountable care organization growth by allowing for advanced payments for certain low-volume ACOs, letting new and inexperienced ACOs stay in one-sided risk for five years and reworking benchmarks, among other policies. Since a Trump administration revamp of the program, ACOs have been raising concerns about tepid ACO growth . In a fact sheet on the proposed physician fee schedule, CMS says that growth in the number...

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