Accountable care organizations have experienced a change of heart and say they will likely stay in the Medicare Shared Savings Program even if that means taking on downside financial risk sooner, according to an association survey released Tuesday.
Nearly 50% of the ACOs surveyed by the National Association of ACOs said they would participate in MSSP if the CMS restructures the program and eliminates some tracks that don’t include financial risks for the organizations.
That’s a stark change from this spring, when 71% of early MSSP adopters said that they were likely to leave the program if forced to take on more risk. Now, only 36% say they’ll likely exit the program, and 16% are neutral on their future commitment.
The survey was part of the National Association of ACOs’ comment letter on the CMS’ proposed rule to restructure the MSSP program. All in all, the agency received more than 400 comments before Tuesday’s deadline.