Lawmakers send letter to urge CMS to modify final Medicare ACO regulation

Oct. 26, 2018

A group of nine lawmakers sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma asking for two changes to the agency’s proposed rule that would reform the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

The lawmakers asked CMS to reconsider proposals to cut the time new accountable care organizations (ACOs) have in shared savings-only models from six years to two and to decrease the shared savings rate from 50% to as low as 25%.

Lawmakers on the list include Reps. Diane Black (R-TN), Peter Welch (D-VT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Gene Green (D-TX), David Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Tom Reed (R-NY), Brad Wenstrup, M.D. (R-OH), and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS).

The full letter is available at the National Association of ACOs