ACOs in Underserved Areas and Their Effects on Cost and Utilization
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) introduced the ACO Investment Model (AIM) as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program to encourage the formation of ACOs in rural and underserved areas that typically lack the capital for IT infrastructure or staffing investments necessary to form an ACO. AIM provided upfront and ongoing payments to providers to help overcome these financial barriers, which are paid back through shared savings. Our speaker, Matthew Trombley PhD, will discuss results from Abt Associate’s independent evaluation of the first performance year of this program, including the effect of AIM on Medicare costs and utilization.
Matthew Trombley is a health economist at Abt Associates specializing in Medicare payment reform models (e.g., bundled payments, accountable care organizations [ACOs]). He currently leads the quantitative component of CMS’ evaluation of the ACO Investment Model. He holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Furman University.
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis www.ZurickDavis.com
Posted on Nov 03, 2019