CHPA and NACHC comments to CMS on Proposed Pathways to Success MSSP rule changes

October 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

In an article released by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Abigail Painchaud states, “the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule that would transform their Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), pushing accountable care organizations (ACOs) to take on increasing levels of financial risk. CMS’s proposal, which it is calling ‘Pathways to Success,’ would consolidate and streamline the ACO track options; require that participating ACOs take on two-sided, or both upside and downside risk at some point in their agreement; and promote increased provider flexibility on things like telehealth and patient incentives.” Read the article here.

Comments were submitted to CMS by an October 16, 2018 deadline from various organizations. Below are the comments submitted by NACHC, CHPA, and the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOs):

Click here to learn more about the CMS proposed rule.