MSSP includes 561 ACOs and serves more than 10.5 million Medicare beneficiaries.
CMS data credited MSSP with saving a net $314 million to the Medicare Trust Fund in 2017. The agency now wants providers to take on more risk. However, the agency faces an industry not keen on the downside of value-based contracting. In fact, a recent study found that nearly three-fourths of ACOs would leave MSSP if forced to take on risk the following year.
What’s more, taking on more risk doesn’t guarantee an ACO’s success. A recent Avalere study found that experience instead is the key factor.