CMS Won't Delay Switch To Pay-For-Performance ACO Model

Law360, New York (April 24, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday rejected calls by the nation's most advanced accountable care organizations to delay tying pay to performance, saying it had resolved concerns that quality standards weren't grounded in real-world data.

Richard J. Gilfillan, head of CMS' Innovation Center, said newly received reports from more than 200 ACOs provide regulators with experience-based information to set well-supported benchmarks for various quality measures used to evaluate ACO performance.

As a result, Gilfillan said, the agency will move forward as expected with...
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