MGMA joined 13 other national health stakeholder groups in supporting the reintroduction of the Value in Health Care Act, a bipartisan House bill that would help to accelerate the move to value-based care models in the Medicare program. Specifically, the bill would strengthen Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other alternative payment models (APMs) by:
• Providing a mechanism to receive advanced funding when joining or advancing in an ACO;
• Extending the advanced APM incentive payments for an additional six years through 2030;
• Increasing shared savings rates for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP); and
• Making other technical improvements to MSSP by modifying benchmarks and risk adjustment methodologies.