CMS Announces Conference Call on Pioneer ACO Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a June 7 conference call to review its request for applications for the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model. The model, under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, will begin later this year and run through 2016.

Intended for organizations that already have experience coordinating care across care settings, the model aims to test a "more rapid transition" from traditional fee-for-service payments to payments for "coordination and outcomes" and to "promote a diversity of successful ACOs," according to CMS. Participants will be held to similar criteria as the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

06-03-2011 12:42 (EDT)