CMS Call: Tips on Submitting Application for Medicare MSSP ACO

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

There are those trying to figure out how to best ‘build out’ if not perfect (as in the Pioneer class) an ACO, while an even larger pool ‘leaning’ in the direction of playing, are focused on the mechanics of the application process. As with the ‘interface model’ that’s kept the Health Information Management Systems Society (HiMSS) afloat (some suggest the lack of inter-operability has a 60% revenue share of HiMSS members), many aligned with the ‘ACO industry’ have focused on the mechanics (and opportunities for ‘structural self assessments) associated with the launch of the Medicare Shared Savings Program application process.Physician Standing Up the ACO

In the support and outreach department CMS has been periodically hosting provider calls, webinars, etc., in the ACO trajectory domain. Still rather early in the ACO roll out game, while local strategy footprints are thrashed out and locally flavored community by geo-political community, the first order of business is to determine whether to submit or not submit the app (NOTE: this is a no brain-er if you are a hospital with even a modest share of Medicare patients, or any medical specialty that interacts with Medicare patients for that matter).

Here are the deets for today’s provider call. If you missed the live call and are reviewing this information retrospectively, the archived replay is noted below:CMS App Clipped

National Provider Call (NPC), Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process: Tips on Completing a Successful Application. We look forward to your participation.

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Call-in Number:(877) 237-0855 (no ID or passcode is needed)

Important: Conference lines are reserved for those who are registered for today’s NPC. If you know individuals who were unable to register but would like to participate in today’s NPC; please invite them to listen in with you on one registered line.

Slide Presentation:

The location of today’s slide presentation was included in the NPC registration announcement and in your confirmation and previous reminder emails. For those who have not already downloaded the presentation, as well as additional materials for today’s call, you may do so here.

Additional CMS Guidance in Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO Applicants is here.

Other resources include:


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