Long-Term Care

Medicare Makes Enhancements to the Shared Savings Program to Strengthen Incentives for Quality Care

MDS 3.0 Insider, June 10, 2016

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On June 6, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care. Medicare is moving away from paying for each service a physician provides towards a system that rewards physicians for coordinating with each other. Accountable Care Organizations are a major part of that transition, rewarding providers that deliver high-quality, efficient, and coordinated care for patients.

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