HCTTF Joins Coalition in Support of ACO “Rural Glitch” Legislation

The Health Care Transformation Task Force joined an industry coalition letter supporting the ACO “rural glitch” legislation. The Task Force has regularly commented on CMS’s approach to regional adjustment which disproportionately penalizes rural ACOs because their ACO patients are included in the regional comparison. Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Senator Roberts (R-KS) today introduced bill S.2648; the Rural ACO Improvement Act which would correct this policy by requiring CMS to remove an ACO’s assigned patients from the regional comparison group. The change is dubbed the “rural glitch” because it largely affects rural ACOs, although most ACOs would benefit.

 

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S.2648 bill introduced on October 22, 2019