CMS unveils 27 Medicare ACOs
April 12, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced its long-awaited list of 27 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, as well as five Advance Payment ACOs, both beginning April 1.
The 27 Medicare ACOs through the Shared Savings Program will serve an estimated 375,000 beneficiaries in 18 states. Coupled with the 32 Pioneer ACOs and six Physician Group Practice Transition Demonstration organizations that both started in January, the total 65 ACOs will serve 1.1 million Medicare beneficiaries, CMS said in a statement.
The selected ACOs include more than 10,000 physicians, 10 hospitals and 13 smaller physician-driven organizations in urban and rural areas.
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