PYA Offers Tools for MSSP ACO Development

PYA has released tools to assist providers with forming accountable care organizations (“ACOs”) in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) 2014 Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”).

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With all of the new guidance handed down by CMS over the last few weeks, ACOs will need to accelerate their planning efforts to meet the important deadlines that are quickly approaching.

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

PYA’s timely whitepaper, “Medicare ACO Road Map,” outlines the upcoming deadlines for ACO participation in the 2013 MSSP and provides a guide to ACO formation and operation, shared savings payments, and other ACO options—private payors.

In addition to the whitepaper, PYA is providing the MSSP ACO Development Task List. “The task list offers a simple table of the tasks, target dates, and additional information that will assist providers as they organize their planning efforts,” said PYA Principal Martie Ross. “With all of the new guidance handed down by CMS over the last few weeks, ACOs will need to accelerate their planning efforts to meet the important deadlines that are quickly approaching.”

CMS recently announced a July 31 deadline for application for the 2014 MSSP program and a May 31 deadline to file a “Notice of Intent.” Failure to meet these and other deadlines in the process would disqualify organizations from MSSP participation in 2014.

Both tools may be found on the PYA website, along with PYA’s Bridging Business & Healthcare Blog, which gives further information on the MSSP. These tools are also attached for your convenience. Contact Martie Ross at PYA, (800) 270-9629, to discuss your organization’s planning efforts and how we can help you complete these tasks and submit your MSSP application.

About PYA:
Pershing Yoakley & Associates was founded in 1983 as a healthcare consulting and accounting firm committed to exceptional client service and strong community involvement. It has approximately 180 staff members and more than 2,200 clients in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. It is currently ranked by Modern Healthcare as the nation’s 11th largest privately owned healthcare management consulting firm. PYA is nationally known for its expertise in healthcare consulting, valuation services, accounting, and litigation support.

Media inquiries:
PYA Principal Martie Ross is available to the media as a resource on the topics discussed above. After a two-decade career as a healthcare transactional and regulatory attorney, Martie now serves as a trusted advisor to providers navigating the ever-expanding maze of healthcare regulations. In addition to consulting for PYA, she speaks at healthcare industry events and regularly contributes to PYA’s Bridging Business & Healthcare Blog.


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ACO MSSP Medicare ACO Road Map

This white paper outlines the upcoming deadlines for ACO participation in the 2013 MSSP and provides a guide to ACO formation and operation, shared savings payments, and other ACO options—private payors.


MSSP ACO Development Task List MSSP ACO Development Task List

This task list offers a simple table of the tasks, target dates, and additional information that will assist providers as they organize their planning efforts.