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Groups Cry Foul Over Medicare Quality Reporting Requirements

May 4, 2021, 9:53 PM

Accountable care organizations will say they’ll face higher administrative costs and lower participation in value-based care initiatives unless the Biden administration revises and delays new reporting requirements that change the way they’re evaluated on quality.

The groups of doctors and hospitals that provide coordinated care for beneficiaries in traditional Medicare, ACOs are a major component of Medicare’s move from a fee-for-service payment model to value-based care, in which provider reimbursement is based on patient outcomes and cost efficiency rather than the volume of services provided.

When providers in ACOs deliver quality care and lower costs for the Medicare program, they...

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