Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs generated $739.4 million in net savings for the Medicare program across 548 ACOs in 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in Health Affairs Sept. 30.
The 2018 data shows quality improvement continued, and many of the previously observed cost trends continued. Top performers on spending tend to be in two-sided risk contracts, physician-led and low-revenue, according to Ms. Verma. These trends informed the agency’s new Pathways to Success program, an MSSP overhaul that began in July.
Here are the top 10 ACOs for total earned shared savings in 2018: