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1 Nancy B. O’Connor Regional Administrator, CMS June 2, 2011
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation: Accountable Care Organizations Nancy B. O’Connor Regional Administrator, CMS June 2, 2011

2 Overview Background on CMS Programs Strengthening Medicare
Health Care Delivery System Savings Better Health, Better Care, Lower Costs Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Accelerated Development Learning Sessions Medicare Shared Savings Program

3 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Federal agency that has oversight of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Over $800 billion spent each year on these programs. - 19% of the total Federal budget Over 100 million beneficiaries - Covering 1 in 4 Americans

4 The Business Medicare Annual Expenditure: $524 Billion in 2010
Over 4.4 million claims are paid each day to 1.5 million providers worth $1.1 billion Medicare receives almost 19,000 provider enrollment applications every month Medicaid, nationally: Over 2.5 Billion claims are paid each year for more than 54 million beneficiaries There are 56 State and territory-administered programs

5 Strengthening Medicare
Health Care Delivery System Reforms Reforming provider payments by rewarding quality and efficiency Investing in patient safety by lowering hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions Cracking down on fraud and abuse in Medicare Getting the best value for Medicare beneficiaries for DME Reducing excessive Medicare payments to insurance companies

6 Achieving Long Term Savings and Quality Improvement
Better Health, Better Care, Reduced Costs Better coordinated care for individuals enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid Expanding Electronic Health Records Promoting Prevention Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

7 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Innovation Center Portfolio Criteria Greatest potential impact and ability to improve how care is delivered Focus on health conditions that offer opportunities to improve care and reduce costs Address priority areas in National Quality Strategy Reduce disparities of care Promote better outcomes and patient-centeredness Relevant across diverse geographic areas and states Involve major provider types Engage broad segments of the delivery system Balance short-term and long-term investments Structured at a scale and scope consistent with the evidence

8 CMS ACO tracks available to providers: Learning Sessions open to all
Sec 3022 Medicare Shared Savings Program Pioneer ACOs Innovation Center Accelerated two-sided FFS transitions into population based payment Other ACOs in one-sided and two-sided tracks Advance Payment ACOs Up to 30 ACOs Newly emerging ACOs and those with some experience Mature ACOs

9 Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model
Accelerated path for mature ACOs Accountable for quality, cost and overall care of traditional fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries Request for Applications (RFA) Letter of Intent on or before June 10, 2011. Applications due July 18, 2011.

10 Pioneer ACO Works with private payers to improve quality
Quality Measures Same standards as MSSP Five Domains of Patient Care Details at

11 Pioneer ACOs Eligible Providers Selection Process/Contract Options
Group Practice, Networks, Partnerships/Joint Ventures By 2012, 50% of primary care providers are MUs of EHR Patient Centered Beneficiary Enrollment > 50% of ACO Revenue from other payers Selection Process/Contract Options

12 The Medicare Shared Savings Program
Goal is to facilitate coordination and cooperation among providers Designed to improve beneficiary outcomes and increase value of care by: Promoting accountability for the care of Medicare beneficiaries Requiring coordinated care for all Medicare services Encouraging investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes

13 The Medicare Shared Savings Program
The Proposed Rule Includes ACO definition and eligibility requirements One-sided and Two-sided Risk Models 65 Quality Measures Details at Retrospectively assigns beneficiaries to an ACO Comment period closes June 6, 2011

14 Advanced Payment ACO Advance Payment ACO Initiative
Seeking public comment by June 17, 2011 Access to shared savings up front to build infrastructure ACOs need a plan for funds Advance payments recouped Comments should be ed to

15 Accelerated Learning Sessions
ACO Accelerated Development Learning Sessions New and emerging ACOS Not a discussion of any CMS ACO programs Goal: Understand readiness to become an ACO. Identify goals for achieving the three-part Develop an action plan Four sessions Information/registrations available at

16 Thank You More information is available at Questions? Suggestions? How can we work together?

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