PYA White Paper Highlights Ten Areas to Watch in Proposed MSSP Rule

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The latest white paper from national healthcare consulting firm PYA offers providers additional direction on the road to participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which CMS proposes to substantially change with a recently proposed rule.

PYA highlights Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program

PYA White Paper: Proposed Changes to the MSSP

With this newly proposed overhaul of the MSSP program, we wanted to offer providers an update for what these suggested changes could mean, and encourage them to actively engage CMS during the comment period.

The floor is open for comments with regard to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) December 8 proposed rule changes to the MSSP. The recommended revamp is CMS’ attempt to strike a balance between incentivizing and recruiting new MSSP participants, retaining those ACOs unprepared to accept risk, and convincing mature ACOs to accept risk.

PYA is urging healthcare providers to take the opportunity now to submit comments to help inform CMS’ decision-making process of this critical move. To help providers who either currently participate or would like to participate in the MSSP prepare this feedback, PYA has released a white paper that outlines ten key areas to watch in CMS’ proposed rule.

“Proposed Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program: A Dangerous Balancing Act,” summarizes these significant potential modifications.

PYA Principal Martie Ross said, “This white paper is a follow up to a previous white paper PYA released this spring, “MSSP ACO Roadmap,” which highlighted the core requirements of MSSP participation. With this newly proposed overhaul of the MSSP program, we wanted to offer providers an update for what these suggested changes could mean, and encourage them to actively engage CMS during the comment period.”

CMS’ comment period on the proposed rule is open through February 6. PYA is prepared to assist healthcare organizations in analyzing the impact of new payment policies and preparing comments for submission to CMS.

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For over three decades, Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA) has provided timely insight and strategic support, helping clients thrive in the midst of rapid change. PYA is ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nation’s twelfth largest privately held healthcare management consulting firm. For more information, visit http://www.pyapc.com/.

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