CMS released a public Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Care Coordination Toolkit and a series of case studies that highlight the work of ACOs and End-Stage Renal Disease Care (ESRD) Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) participating in the Shared Savings Program, Next Generation ACO Model and the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model. It demonstrates innovative care coordination strategies that ACOs and ESCOs use to collaborate with beneficiaries and providers to ensure high-quality, coordinated care. The toolkit’s goal is to educate the public about ACOs and ESCOs’ strategies to provide value-based care while also providing actionable ideas to current and prospective ACOs to help them improve or begin operations.
In other ACO news, CMS announced that on June 11 they will start accepting on perspective notices from accountable care organizations that intend to join the revamped program in 2020, and the application window runs from July 1 through noon on July 29.
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