Dobson | DaVanzo's Evaluation of ACOs Finds $755 million in Net Savings from 2013-2017

Published Monday, December 16, 2019

Dobson | DaVanzo’s latest 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.  The Dobson | DaVanzo study found positive net savings of $755 million for performance years (PY) 2013-2017 using a difference-in-differences analysis while the CMS benchmark calculations resulted in negative net savings of $70 million for PY2013-PY2017. Our study uses standard evaluation techniques typically employed by CMS in its evaluations of the Next Generation ACO (NGACO) model, Pioneer ACOs, and other programs that do not rely on the benchmark method to estimate program effects. View the full report and NAACOS press release.