President of Dobson | DaVanzo, Al Dobson, has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Out of the 1.5 million individuals nominated, only a small percentage are selected for this recognition.
Dobson | DaVanzo’s new evaluation of Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) found greater savings than the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) benchmark savings estimate.
Dobson |DaVanzo’s Alex Hartzman and Kimberly Rhodes participated in a webinar presentation sponsored by the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) last month. The audience included NAACOS member representatives from Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Last August CMS provided a one-time retroactive opportunity to withdraw in total from the BPCI Advanced program or withdraw selected clinical episodes by March 1, 2019. This grace period allowed participants to “test the waters” between October 2018 and February 2019 before making a final decision. Participants that retroactively withdraw in total or for select clinical episodes are not held accountable for those episodes, meaning that any losses incurred relative to the established target prices will not be charged to the bundler.
The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is undergoing a major overhaul under the Pathways to Success regulation, finalized December 31, 2018. This regulation replaces the existing program participation tracks with an emphasis on increasing downside risk, as well as updates a variety of other program rules. This rule went into effect on January 1, 2019, with most aspects to be implemented fully starting July 1, 2019.