Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

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The Shared Savings Program is committed to achieving better individual health, better population health, and reduced expenditure growth. The Shared Savings Program is a voluntary program that encourages groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers to come together as an ACO to give coordinated, high-quality care to their Medicare beneficiaries.

Participating ACOs must report quality data to CMS after the close of every performance year to be eligible to share in any earned shared savings and to avoid sharing losses at the maximum level. CMS measures every ACO’s quality performance using standard methods.

Quality measures span four domains:

  • patient/caregiver experience

  • care coordination/patient safety

  • preventive health

  • at-risk populations

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* ACOs may choose to submit to the CMS Web Interface for 2021 but for 2022 this is not an option.  Let DHIT take the lead for 2022 and beyond.  We support all ACO Quality Measures.  As quality measurement and submission experts, we turbocharge your quality reporting!