Inside CMS - 01/21/2016

Many Doctors Urge CMS To Count Bonus-Only ACOs As New Pay Models

January 20, 2016
Many physician groups are urging CMS to count bonus-only accountable care organizations as alternative pay models that receive higher pay rates in the physician pay system under development by CMS, but some physicians say CMS should make physicians accept the prospect of penalties in order to be considered part of alternative pay models. Some physicians also want CMS to count Medicare Advantage as an alternative pay model. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act calls for a pay system that...

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