Pathways to Success Implementation Offers ACOs Greater Risks and Rewards

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | by Alex Hartzman

Tags: Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Hospitals, Medicare, MSSP

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.