CMS Responds To Pioneer ACO Concerns About Meeting Quality Measures
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
CMS says it will expect Pioneer ACOs to meet quality performance benchmarks in 2013 based on actual Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage performance data. The ACOs had requested a delay.
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