Taking the Next Step: Graduating from Medicare ACOs to Medicare Advantage

As healthcare continues to shift to value-based care and the aging senior population continues to rise, the time is now for healthcare executives to rethink their Medicare strategies. Why now? We’re six years into the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) experiment, the results have been mixed—and there is more pressure than ever for ACOs to take on downside risk.

ACOs facing this circumstance can either continue in the ACO model with the management of traditional fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare dollars, or select an alternative path such Medicare Advantage (MA) to potentially reap the rewards of greater clinical and financial outcomes.

The good news is that MSSP ACOs aren’t starting from square one. Now that these providers have some experience with value-based care under their belts, the incentive “carrot” to move to greater risk is becoming more and more apparent with recent rulemaking in FFS Medicare and MA.

The time is now to graduate to MA. We’re sharing the reasons why and how to get started in this new whitepaper.

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  • Analyze the Medicare accountable care experiment the changes CMS is proposing;
  • Identify how ACOs provided the training ground for providers to improve population health management initiatives and care coordination efforts;
  • Learn why MA represents a tremendous opportunity to strengthen value-based care delivery capabilities, control the premium dollar, improve outcomes and better engage patients; and
  • Discover why many health systems choose to work with a strategic operating partner to ensure MA success as they begin to take on more risk in the Medicare population.