More than 50 accountable care organizations across the United States took in millions in incentive payments in 2014 after exceeding savings benchmarks set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to recent data.
Those ACOs were listed among 220 organizations that enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings program in either 2012 and 2013, though the bulk did not earn any payments, either because they did not generate savings or they did not completely and accurately file their quality benchmark reports to CMS.
Depending on what track ACOs participate in, payments are usually 50 percent of their total shared shavings.
The Texas-based Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization led the list, earning more than $28 million in payments.
The map below highlights the 52 ACOs that earned Year 1 MSSP payments. Click on the markers to explore infomation about expenditures, benchmarks and savings generated by the organizations. ACOs are listed as either being in Track 1, a one-year program where the organization is accountable for its savings, and not losses, or Track 2, where the organization shares in both savings or losses.