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Medicare Coordinated Care Rule Might Extend No-Risk Model

May 4, 2018, 5:58 PM

The White House is reviewing a Medicare proposal that could extend the time health-care providers can stay in the no-risk stage of the agency’s coordinated care model.

The stage, known as Track 1 of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, is designed to help accountable care organizations make the transition from traditional fee-for-service Medicare to value-based service aimed at delivering higher quality care at lower cost.

ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health-care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated, streamlined, and more effective care to Medicare patients. There are 561 ACOs, with about 80 percent in Track...

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