There are 58 ACOs in CMS’ Next Generation model for 2018, including 17 new participants, CMS data shows.
Most ACOs participating in the Next Generation model are veterans of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO Model. This year, five of the Next Generation ACOs are new to ACO programs, as pointed out by Hunter Sinclair, vice president of value-based care consulting at The Advisory Board. The Next Generation program requires taking on more financial risk than other ACO models. However, it also offers a bigger payoff.