Newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra needs to reverse a slide in participation among accountable care organizations, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) said.
The advocacy group wrote in a letter to Becerra on Monday that HHS should also set a national goal to have the majority of Medicare beneficiaries within an ACO within four years. Other recommendations include strengthening incentives to attract new ACOs and keep around existing ones.
“The transition to value should not be taken for granted, while much progress has been made in the past decade, this transformation is threatened,” the letter from NAACOS President Clif Gaus said. “While much progress has been made in the past decade, this transformation is threatened.”