For those who have submitted their NOI or who are interested in learning more about this initiative, CMS will be holding a conference call for health care professionals on Monday, July 16, 2012, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, to discuss the Shared Savings Program application and Advance Payment Model application processes. There also will be a question and answer session after the call. To register for the call, click here.
The Advance Payment ACO Model is designed for physician-based and rural health care professionals who voluntarily work together to provide coordinated, quality care to Medicare patients. Through this initiative, participants will receive monthly payments that can be used toward providing collaborative care.
For more information on ACOs and other models of value-driven healthcare, visit the NCMS resources page at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/pages/advocacy_govt_affairs/accountable_care.html.