MSSP 2014 Results Analysis: Learning from the Winners, Losers & Savers

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD CMS reported the results of the 2014 performance year for its MSSP program during the summer recess, with little fanfare or media critique. By publishing an organization-by-organization dataset, CMS has given us the opportunity to crowdsource the analysis. The basic facts CMS released the 2014 financial and quality data for 333 MSSP ACOs. These organizations were …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDMSSP 2014 Results Analysis: Learning from the Winners, Losers & Savers
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CMS’ Year 1 and 2 results are in: did Pioneer ACOs take the arrows?

by Dr. Randall Williams, MD This week, CMS published their program analysis of the first two years of the Pioneer ACO model. They reported $385 Million in total savings across the 32 Pioneer ACOs over the two year period. Reading the results, an old saying popped into my mind: “Pioneers take the arrows, settlers take the land.” It got me …

Dr. Randall Williams, MDCMS’ Year 1 and 2 results are in: did Pioneer ACOs take the arrows?