Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Road Map Provides Clear Direction for Healthcare Providers

A new white paper from national healthcare consulting firm PYA gives a straightforward explanation of what’s required for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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ACO Road Map to ACO

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Completing the MSSP application is no small feat, and interested providers should get started as soon as possible. The first step in the process is a careful and thorough review of MSSP requirements for participation.

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

PYA presents a new white paper that provides a straightforward explanation as to what is required for participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Interest in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is at an all-time high. At the American College of Healthcare Executives’ 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, much conversation centered on the success many providers are having with their fledgling accountable care organizations (ACOs). For providers considering MSSP participation, the time to make a decision is rapidly approaching. The deadline for filing a formal notice of intent to apply is May 30, 2014. If the notice is not filed by that date, an organization must wait until 2015 to apply.

Making the decision whether to apply for the MSSP is complicated by the overwhelming level of detail contained in the hundreds of pages of MSSP regulations and related guidance.

PYA’s latest white paper, MSSP ACO Roadmap, condenses those rules down to the core requirements. The Roadmap arranges the information to facilitate substantive discussions and decision-making, rather than hand-wringing over every last regulatory provision.

According to the Roadmap, “completing the MSSP application is no small feat, and interested providers should get started as soon as possible. The first step in the process is a careful and thorough review of MSSP requirements for participation.”

With the Roadmap, all of the information needed for such a review is compiled in a single document. The Roadmap covers five areas: (1) the case for MSSP participation, (2) ACO formation and MSSP application, (3) operations, (4) shared savings payments, and (5) private payer programs.

Copies of the Roadmap are available on PYA’s website. For more information about the white paper, contact Martie Ross at PYA, (800) 270-9629.

About PYA- Ranked by “Modern Healthcare” as the nation’s 10th largest privately held healthcare consulting firm, PYA serves clients in 48 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa Bay. PYA and its affiliate companies - Realty Trust Group, PYA Waltman Capital, Healthcare Horizons Consulting Group, and PYA Analytics - have more than 270 employees.


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