It was another full house when close to 45 members of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Council came together for its first meeting of the year on May 19 at the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Center for Leadership in Medicine in Raleigh. The Council meets twice a year and brings together representatives from medical organizations around the state that participate in the MSSP.
At its May meeting, Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Coastal Carolina Health Care shared his group’s experience in establishing and maintaining a chronic care management program. The council members, all with varying degrees of experience in the program, use the meetings to share information as well as their insights and challenges as they navigate the MSSP.
The group also heard updates from NCMS staff on the new Medicaid rules and the proposal for implementation of MACRA and how this new legislation may impact their practices.
The MSSP Council meets in the second and fourth quarter each year, while the ACO Collaborative, which encompasses a larger group including Accountable Care Organizations that may not be part of the MSSP, meets in the first and third quarters. For more information on these vibrant groups, contact Melanie Phelps at the NCMS.