Medicare Shared Savings Program
The Pathways to Success policies are the most significant set of changes to the MSSP since its inception. The policy requiring ACOs to accelerate the assumption of two-sided risk appears to already be having a strong impact on whether and how organizations decide to continue participation in the program.
While many appear to have decided they are not prepared to make the move to two-sided financial risk on an expedited timeline, some have embraced the changes as a way to keep pace with the system-wide movement to value-based care and qualify as an Advanced APM under QPP.
Read this paper to a brief overview of the Pathways to Success changes and explore the participant data in more detail.