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Medicare ACOs Report Savings

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November 1, 2017

Medicare ACOs Report Savings

 

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations generated total savings of almost $850 million in 2016, according to recent data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and analyzed by the health publication, Modern Healthcare.  Most of the savings, $652 million, came from the Medicare Shared Savings program with its 432 ACOs.  Savings from other ACO types, along with the total number of each, include:
 

  • 8 Pioneer ACOs: $68 million
  • 18 Next Generation ACOs: $48 million
  • 13 End Stage Renal Disease ACOs: $75 million
     

Modern Healthcare, October 18, 2017, “ACOs for Specialty Providers Could Be Key to Medicare Savings”

Modern Healthcare, October, 31, 2017, “CMS Loses Money as Medicare ACOs Remain Risk-Averse”