Brief Analysis of Medicare Shared Savings (ACO) Proposed Rules

This analysis authored by the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (CPDP), notes that the proposed regulations are consistent with CPDP’s belief that ACOs should be built around a core of primary care physicians. The authors analyze aspects of the rule including: beneficiaries assignment; patient-centeredness; patient engagement; performance standards; patient protections; graduated provider requirements; public-private payer alignment; cost shifting and antitrust enforcement.