CMS Launches New ACO Program To Improve Care Coordination for Patients With Kidney Failure
On Wednesday, CMS announced the launch of a new accountable care organization model designed to improve care coordination for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease -- also known as kidney failure -- while lowering costs. The Comprehensive ESRD Care Model will start with 13 ESRD Seamless Care Organizations made up of nephrologists, dialysis facilities and other providers. Under the model, ESCOs that contain one or more large dialysis organizations will face two-sided risk and will be eligible for both shared savings payments and liable for shared losses.
- "CMS Launches Comprehensive ESRD Care, Accountable Care Model for Kidney Care" (Powderly, Healthcare Finance, 10/7).