ACO Performance Measures and Results
Of the 32 original Pioneer ACO participants, nine dropped out after the first year and another four have dropped out for this year citing increased costs of care as a reason. While these plans had losses in the first year of as much as 9.5 million dollars, others were able to realize incentives of over 12 million dollars and are still participating in the program. To see a complete review of these plans, use this link to download the PDF of the ACO Performance Results. This does not mean that ACO’s are failing: of those that dropped out, seven joined Medicare’s less risky ACO option, the Shared Savings Program and, in addition, CMS has added another 340 programs to the Shared Savings Program. These shared savings participants are delivering good ratings on the 33 graded areas that they are required to report on. Learn about these measures with this printable PDF, ACO Performance Measures.