The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) recently submitted feedback to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed revisions to the benchmarking methodologies in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Members of the NC MSSP Council, which is made up of representatives from 15 Accountable Care Organizations and Next Generation ACOs participating in the MSSP in North Carolina, contributed their insights to the NCMS’ response. Currently, there are 19 ACOs that are part of the MSSP in the state.
The benchmarking methodology can mean financial success or failure for many ACOs and these revisions have been long anticipated. The NCMS generally is supportive of the proposed changes, but requested some modification to make the program stronger and encourage continued participation by Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) in North Carolina. Read the comments here.