CMS’ Innovation Center has announced the second and final round of applications for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model. This program will begin its second performance year on January 1, 2017. Building upon experience from the Pioneer ACO Model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the Next Generation ACO Model offers a new opportunity in accountable care—one that sets predictable financial targets, enables providers and beneficiaries greater opportunities to coordinate care, and aims to attain the highest quality standards of care. Click here for all the details.


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