ACOs have big decisions to make regarding CMS’s Pathways to Success value-based initiative. With new rules dictating how long they can stay in the Shared Savings track before moving towards a risk arrangement, eligible ACOs must now determine:
· Which Pathways track is right for their organization
· When to enter that track
· How to adjust their operations to hedge against downside risk
Dr. Sanjay Seth, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at HealthEC and Cliff Frank, Interim Executive Director at Shore Quality Partners, highlighted a number of factors that ACOs must consider during their recent ACO Exhibit Hall webcast “How to Determine Your ACO’s Readiness to Move Toward Risk.” Here are the highlights of their webinar.