Healthcare reform

CMS will expand the Pioneer ACO model

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Principal Deputy Administrator Patrick Conway made the announcement that it will expand the Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations program during a media conference call Monday.

CMS created the Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations for healthcare organizations and providers with advanced care coordination track records to transition rapidly to population-based payment models outside of the Medicare Shared Savings Model. The Pioneer ACO model currently serves about 600,000 Medicare beneficiaries.